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|Access to Files:||Data and Documentation|
|Title:||English Language Proficiency Study (ELPS), 1982: [United States]|
|Primary Investigator(s):||United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census|
|Abstract:||The purpose of this data collection was to provide estimates of the number of children in the United States with limited English proficiency from non-English backgrounds by state and by language. Tests of proficiency in reading, understanding, and producing English were administered to both adults and children from English and non-English language backgrounds. Characteristics such as age, sex, race, household relationship, Spanish origin, languages spoken at home, proficiency in speaking English, school enrollment, highest grade completed, country of birth, and parents' country of birth are shown for each person in the household enumerated. In addition, information is provided on household income and language usually spoken by that household.|
|Universe:||Non-institutionalized civilian population of the United States living in housing units and male members of the Armed Forces living in civilian housing units on a military base or in a household not on a military base.|