Ortega, J. (2007). Determinantes del nivel de catalán de los inmigrantes en Cataluña: Un análisis de sección cruzada a nivel comarcal. Cuadernos Economicos de ICE, 74, pp. 101-127.
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We present a cross-section analysis at the local level to study the determinants of the oral knowledge of Catalan of residents in Catalonia who were born outside this community (the «immigrants»). Immigrants’ knowledge of Catalan is higher in the Pyrenean or agricultural areas and lower in the metropolitan area of Barcelona. The rest of the determinants differ across groups of immigrants. As a whole, immigrants have a higher level of Catalan knowledge in those areas where Catalan knowledge of people born in Catalonia is higher. On the other hand, Catalan knowledge of immigrants that were born in Spain is higher in those areas where they constitute a small fraction of residents. Finally, immigrants who were born out of Spain have a higher Catalan knowledge in areas with higher voting rates for Catalan nationalists and in those areas with lower density, as well as when their educational level is higher.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||languages, migration, Catalan|
|Subjects:||J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration|
|Divisions:||School of Social Sciences > Department of Economics|
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