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dc.contributor.authorAkresh, Richarden_US
dc.contributor.authorAkresh, Ilana Redstoneen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-07-28en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:30:53Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:30:53Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-20080609133en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/34934-
dc.description.abstractWe use Woodcock Johnson III child assessment data in the New Immigrant Survey to examine language assimilation and test score bias among children of Hispanic immigrants. Our identification strategy exploits the test language randomization (Spanish or English) to quantitatively measure the degree and speed of language assimilation, in addition to the potential costs associated with taking a test in one´s non-dominant language. We find that U.S. born children of Hispanic immigrants are not bilingual as predicted by most language assimilation models but rather are English dominant. English language assimilation occurs at a rapid pace for foreign born children as well; children who arrive in the U.S. at an early age or who have spent more than four years in the U.S. do not benefit from taking the tests in Spanish. Results are robust to a fixed effects specification that controls for household level characteristics constant across siblings.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aInstitute for the Study of Labor (IZA) |cBonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aIZA Discussion Papers |x3532en_US
dc.subject.jelJ24en_US
dc.subject.ddc300en_US
dc.subject.keywordImmigrationen_US
dc.subject.keywordlanguage assimilationen_US
dc.subject.keywordNew Immigrant Surveyen_US
dc.subject.keywordWoodcock Johnson achievement testsen_US
dc.subject.stwKinderen_US
dc.subject.stwMigrantenen_US
dc.subject.stwMehrsprachigkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Integrationen_US
dc.subject.stwEnglisch (Sprache)en_US
dc.subject.stwSpanischen_US
dc.subject.stwHispano-Amerikaneren_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleUsing achievement tests to measure language assimilation and language bias among immigrant childrenen_US
dc.type|aWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn570533546en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-

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