The long-term effects of bilingualism on children of immigration: student bilingualism and future earnings

  title={The long-term effects of bilingualism on children of immigration: student bilingualism and future earnings},
  author={Orhan Agirdag},
  journal={International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism},
  pages={449 - 464}
  • Orhan Agirdag
  • Published 2014
  • Psychology
  • International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism
In this study, we examine the largely neglected long-term effects of bilingualism for students with roots in immigration. Our central research question is whether students' bilingual proficiencies have an impact on their future earnings in the USA. For this purpose, we used two different data-sets, i.e. the National Education Longitudinal Study (NELS) and the Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Study (CILS). Based on Latent Class Analysis, we distinguish between three linguistic minority groups… Expand
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