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English Language Proficiency, Family Economic Security, and Child Development

Skinner, Curtis; Wight, Vanessa; Aratani, Yumiko; Cooper, Janice L.; Thampi, Kalyani

According to the Census Bureau, the number of United States residents aged 5 years and older who speak a language other than English at home has more than doubled since 1980; and fewer than half of this group is fully proficient in English. These trends require specific policy action to support optimal child well-being.

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National Center for Children in Poverty
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National Center for Children in Poverty, Columbia University
Series
Making Work Supports Work Publications
Published Here
July 14, 2011
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