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Parents and Children Talk : The Family Dynamics of English Language Proficiency

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dc.creator Chiswick, Barry R.
dc.creator Lee, Yew Liang
dc.creator Miller, Paul W.
dc.date 2004
dc.date.accessioned 2013-10-16T07:10:42Z
dc.date.available 2013-10-16T07:10:42Z
dc.date.issued 2013-10-16
dc.identifier http://hdl.handle.net/10419/20469
dc.identifier ppn:392409321
dc.identifier.uri http://koha.mediu.edu.my:8181/xmlui/handle/10419/20469
dc.description This paper extends the analysis of the acquisition of destination language proficiency among immigrants by explicitly incorporating dynamics among family members – mother, father and children. Single equation, bivariate, and four-state (multivariate) probit analyses are employed. Immigrant English language skills are greater the younger the age at migration, the longer the duration of residence, the higher the level of education, and for immigrants not from Asia. Large positive correlations in the unmeasured determinants of proficiency exist between spouses, between siblings, and between parents and children, although the latter relationship is stronger for the mother.
dc.language eng
dc.publisher
dc.relation IZA Discussion paper series 1216
dc.rights http://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen
dc.subject J16
dc.subject J15
dc.subject J61
dc.subject J24
dc.subject ddc:330
dc.subject immigrants
dc.subject language
dc.subject family
dc.subject multinominal probit
dc.subject Migranten
dc.subject Englisch
dc.subject Familiensoziologie
dc.subject Schätzung
dc.subject Fremdsprache
dc.subject Australien
dc.title Parents and Children Talk : The Family Dynamics of English Language Proficiency
dc.type doc-type:workingPaper


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