Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/167497
Authors: 
Uebelmesser, Silke
Weingarten, Severin
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 6511
Abstract: 
This article investigates the macro-level drivers of adult-age language learning. We construct a new dataset that covers German language learning in 77 countries (including Germany) for 1992-2006. Fixed-effects regressions show that language learning in the EU is strongly associated with immigration. Instead, immigration by non-EU citizens in associated with language learning in Germany. Additionally, trade flows are strongly associated with language learning in non-EU high-income economies.
Subjects: 
language skills
language learning
migration
migrant networks
migration policy
JEL: 
F22
J24
J61
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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