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Schooling Inequality and Language Barriers

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  • Parker, Susan W
  • Rubalcava, Luis
  • Teruel, Graciela

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This article estimates the impact of language barriers on school achievement and the potential ameliorating role of bilingual education. Using large household data sets from poor rural communities in Mexico, we find that parental language (failure to speak Spanish) represents an important barrier to the schooling of indigenous children. We provide an empirical test suggesting that this largely reflects parental human capital related to culture/language, rather than unobserved wealth effects. Using double difference estimators with community fixed effects to address endogenous program placement, we demonstrate that schools with bilingual education narrow the gap in the educational performance of children with monolingual mothers versus bilingual and nonindigenous mothers.

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Article provided by University of Chicago Press in its journal Economic Development and Cultural Change.

Volume (Year): 54 (2005)
Issue (Month): 1 (October)
Pages: 71-94

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Handle: RePEc:ucp:ecdecc:y:2005:v:54:i:1:p:71-94

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  1. Efraín Rodríguez Lozano, 2011. "¿Barreras Lingüísticas en la Educación?: La Influencia de la Lengua Materna en la Deserción Escolar," Documentos de Trabajo, Departamento de Economía - Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú 2011-324, Departamento de Economía - Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.
  2. Rosangela Bando G. & Luis F. Lopez-Calva & Harry Anthony Patrinos, 2004. "Child Labor, School Attendance, and Indigenous Households: Evidence from Mexico," UCW Working Paper, Understanding Children's Work (UCW Programme) 7, Understanding Children's Work (UCW Programme).
  3. Muravyev, Alexander & Talavera, Oleksandr, 2010. "Can State Language Policies Distort Students' Demand for Higher Education?," IZA Discussion Papers 5411, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  4. Quiñones, Esteban J., 2006. "The Indigenous Heterogeneity of Oportunidades: Ample or Insufficient Human Capital Accumulation?," MPRA Paper 19539, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  5. Domingues, Patrick, 2011. "Civil War Exposure And School Enrolment:Evidence From The Mozambican Civil War," NEPS Working Papers, Network of European Peace Scientists 1/2011, Network of European Peace Scientists.

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