The educational consequences of language proficiency for young children

Yuxin Yao, Asako Ohinata, Jan van Ours

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Abstract

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 affected by the share of dialect-speaking peers in the classroom.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-15
JournalEconomics of Education Review
Volume54
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2016

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Keywords

  • dialect-speaking
  • test scores
  • spillover effects

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Yao, Yuxin ; Ohinata, Asako ; van Ours, Jan. / The educational consequences of language proficiency for young children. In: Economics of Education Review. 2016 ; Vol. 54. pp. 1-15.
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The educational consequences of language proficiency for young children. / Yao, Yuxin; Ohinata, Asako; van Ours, Jan.

In: Economics of Education Review, Vol. 54, 10.2016, p. 1-15.

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