This study uses the Millennium Cohort Study to jointly assess how minority ethnic group, home learning environment and home languages predict child cognitive assessment scores. The study revealed that there are differences in cognitive scores along ethnic group categories although there are also some unexpected findings. Home learning environment does not play as large a role as was predicted in raising the assessment scores overall for learners while speaking English in the home does, irrespective of ethnic background.
Franklin, Lara A. (2013). Young children’s cognitive achievement: Home learning environment, language and ethnic background. Journal of Early Childhood Research, 11, 222-235.