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Education, language and identity

Clots-Figueras, Irma and Masella, Paolo (2013) Education, language and identity. The Economic Journal, 123 (570). F332-F357. ISSN 0013-0133

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Identification Number: 10.1111/ecoj.12051


The process of individual identity formation is still an enigma, as is the capacity of public bodies to intervene in it. In 1983, the Catalan education system became bilingual, and Catalan, along with Spanish, was taught in schools. Using survey data from Catalonia we show that respondents who have been exposed for a longer time period to teaching in Catalan have stronger Catalan feelings. The effect also appears to be present among individuals whose parents do not have Catalan origins; in addition the reform affects political preferences and attitudes towards the organisation of the State.

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Additional Information: © 2013 The Author(s). The Economic Journal © 2013 Royal Economic Society
Divisions: Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DP Spain
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
L Education > L Education (General)
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2014 10:02
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 02:06
Funders: MEC grants SEJ2004-07861, SEJ2007-67436 and ECO2011-29762

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