English literacy and language minorities in the United States
Corporate Name: National Center for Education Statistics
Series or Serial: NCES; 2001-464
Publisher: US Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics
Published At: Washington, DC
Date Published: 2001
Distributor: US Department of Education, ED Pubs
Source Address: P.O. Box 1398
Source City/State/Zip: Jessup MD 20794-1398
Material Type: Statistical Data
Intended Audience: General
Physical Media: Print
Physical Description: 191 p.
Subjects: Statistical Data; Adult Literacy; English (Second Language)
This report looks at adult residents of the U.S. who spoke another language as children. It explores the fluency and literacy of the population in their native languages and in English as compared with their employment patterns and earnings. Findings indicated that the economic success of immigrants who enter the U.S. after age 12 is dependent on participation in adult English literacy classes.