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ERIC Number: EJ605981
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
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ISSN: ISSN-0197-9183
The Language Ability of U.S. Immigrants: Assimilation and Cohort Effects.
Carliner, Geoffrey
International Migration Review, v34 n1 p158-82 Spr 2000
Uses U.S. Census data to examine immigrants' and natives' English language skills. Lack of fluency is rare among native-born Americans. Most immigrants speak English well. Since the 1950s, fluency among new immigrants has declined each year. Additional years of U.S. residency and additional years of schooling tend to increase fluency. Women are slightly more fluent than men. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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