Peer effects in language training for migrants


Sprietsma, Maresa ; Pfeil, Lisa


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URL: https://ub-madoc.bib.uni-mannheim.de/39392
URN: urn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-393920
Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2015
The title of a journal, publication series: ZEW Discussion Papers
Volume: 15-033
Place of publication: Mannheim
Publication language: English
Institution: Sonstige Einrichtungen > ZEW - Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung
MADOC publication series: Veröffentlichungen des ZEW (Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung) > ZEW Discussion Papers
Subject: 330 Economics
Classification: JEL: I21 , I28 , J15,
Keywords (English): Language skills , peer effects , migrants
Abstract: We investigate the relation between peer group composition and language improvement in language classes for adults. Using unique survey data of migrants participating in an intensive language course in Germany, we find that the age and skill composition of groups is related to differences in skill acquisition as assessed by the teacher. Moreover, groups that are more heterogenuous in terms of regions of origin on average obtain improvements in language skills with a higher probability.

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