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Together from the start? The language composition of ECEC centres in Germany

Datum: 14. April 2021 13:00 Uhr bis 14:00 Uhr

The language composition of ECEC centres is an important but underexplored dimension of these services. Using administrative data, this paper answers two questions: How are children who do not speak German at home distributed across centres? What is the relationship between ECEC centres’ characteristics and their language composition? Results point to a high level of concentration, but suggest that centres predominantly catering for children from a non-German language background do not have lower resources than other centres.

Prof. Dr. C. Katharina Spieß leitet die Abteilung Bildung und Familie am DIW Berlin und ist Professorin für Bildungs- und Familienökonomie an der Freien Universität Berlin.

Karola Franz