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English literacy and language minorities in the United States

Series or Serial: NCES; 2001-464

Corporate Name: National Center for Education Statistics

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

Phone: 1-877-4ED-PUBS

Material Type: Statistical Data

Intended Audience: General

Physical Media: Print

Physical Description: 191 p.

Subjects: Statistical Data; Adult Literacy; English (Second Language)

Abstract:
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.

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