School readiness among children of immigrants in the US: Evidence from a large national birth cohort study

Wen-Jui Han, Rae Hyuck Lee, Jane Waldfogel

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    Abstract

    Using the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort (n ≈ 6800), we examined the factors explaining variation in school readiness in a large and nationally representative sample of children in immigrant and non-immigrant families. In OLS regression models with rich controls to account for selection, we found that language background was a key factor in explaining children of immigrants' expressive language and early reading at kindergarten, whereas both socioeconomic status and language background helped explain their performance in math.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)771-782
    Number of pages12
    JournalChildren and Youth Services Review
    Volume34
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Apr 1 2012

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    Keywords

    • ECLS-B
    • English proficiency
    • Family SES
    • Foreign-born
    • Immigrants
    • School readiness

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Education
    • Developmental and Educational Psychology
    • Sociology and Political Science

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    School readiness among children of immigrants in the US : Evidence from a large national birth cohort study. / Han, Wen-Jui; Lee, Rae Hyuck; Waldfogel, Jane.

    In: Children and Youth Services Review, Vol. 34, No. 4, 01.04.2012, p. 771-782.

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    Han, Wen-Jui ; Lee, Rae Hyuck ; Waldfogel, Jane. / School readiness among children of immigrants in the US : Evidence from a large national birth cohort study. In: Children and Youth Services Review. 2012 ; Vol. 34, No. 4. pp. 771-782.
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