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The Educational Consequences of Language Proficiency for Young Children
journal contributionposted on 2016-06-08, 14:47 authored by Asako Ohinata, Jan C. van Ours, Yuxin Yao
Our paper studies the educational consequences of language proficiency by investigating the relationship between dialect-speaking and academic performance of 5-6 year old children in the Netherlands. We find that dialect-speaking has a modestly negative effect on boys’ language test scores. In addition, we study whether there are spillover effects of peers’ dialect-speaking on test scores. We find no evidence for spillover effect of peers’ dialect-speaking. The test scores of neither Dutch-speaking children nor dialect-speaking children are a affected by the share of dialect-speaking peers in the classroom.
CitationEconomics of Education Review, 2016, 54, pp. 1-15
Author affiliation/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, ARTS AND HUMANITIES/Department of Economics
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