Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Study emphasizes "economic value" of Spanish

Nov. 4, 2009

A study released in Washington emphasizes the potential for the growth of Spanish in countries like the United States and Brazil, as well as the economic value that translates, for example, into higher salaries for bilingual Hispanics in the United States.

Findings of "The Economic Value of Spanish" project, fostered by the foundation endowed by Spanish communications giant Telefonica, were released at the headquarters of the Inter-American Development Bank for the publication of the last study in the series on emigration and language.

The analysis emphasizes, among other things, that the salaries are bilingual Hispanics in the United States are 2.7 percent - on average - higher than those for Hispanics who only speak English.

1 comment:

  1. So what about non-Hispanics who happen to speak Spanish? Any data about them?