Linguistic Isolation Is a Challenge for Many Kids in Immigrant Families

Linguistic Isolation Is a Challenge for Many Kids in Immigrant Families

Learning English — and becoming proficient in it — can be a game changer for immigrant families. Yet, 14% of all kids in immigrant families have a hard time speaking English, 21% live in linguistically isolated households and 54% live with parents who have difficulty speaking English.

The good news? Nationally, the rate of linguistic isolation among children in immigrant families has dropped — from 26% in 2008 to 21% in 2015.

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From KidsCount Data Center