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ERIC Number: EJ805169
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-0022-166X
Intergenerational Transmission of Language Capital and Economic Outcomes
Casey, Teresa; Dustmann, Christian
Journal of Human Resources, v43 n3 p660-687 2008
This paper investigates the intergenerational transmission of language capital among immigrants, and the effect of language deficiencies on the economic performance of second-generation immigrants. Using a long panel that oversamples immigrants, we can follow their children after they have left the parental home. Our results show a sizeable significant association between parents' and children's fluency, conditional on parental and family characteristics. We find that language deficiencies of the second generation are associated with poorer labor market outcomes for females only. Finally, we find a strong relationship between parental fluency and female labor market outcomes, which works through the child's language proficiency. (Contains 13 tables, 1 figure and 18 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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