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The bilingual gap in children's language and emotional development / Deborah A. Cobb-Clark (University of Sydney, Life Course Centre and IZA), Colm Harmon (University of Sydney, Life Course Centre and IZA), Anita Staneva (University of Sydney and Life Course Centre) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserCobb-Clark, Deborah A. ; Harmon, Colm ; Staneva, Anita
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, September 2018
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SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 11800
URNurn:nbn:de:hbz:5:2-166263 
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In this paper we examine whether - conditional on other family inputs - bilingual children achieve different outcomes in language and emotional development. Our data come from the UK Millennium Cohort Study (MCS) which allows us to analyze children's language and emotional development in depth. We relax the usual assumption that the production function underpinning child development is not itself a function of the age of the child and estimate the bilingual gap in childrens language and emotional development as a cumulative process that depends on current and past endowments of cognitive and noncognitive capacity. We find that the language development of bilingual children is not significantly different to that of their monolingual peers; however, there is evidence of a positive effect of bilingualism on emotional development.