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The impact of socioeconomic status and population size on the use of the Tatar language at home

Tovar-García E. D., Podmazin E.

In this article we empirically study the impact of socioeconomic status and population size on the use of the Tatar language at home in Tatarstan, Russia. We use two analytical subsamples, the first one includes 709 pupils with Tatar ethnicity, and the second adds pupils reporting two ethnicities, Tatar-Russian. Based on econometric methods, principally logistic regressions, and controlling for the grade in the Russian language class, school characteristics, psychological attributes, health issues, family structure, and gender, we found a negative significant effect on the use of Tatar, that is, children from families with better material conditions, and those who live in bigger cities, are more likely to use Russian. Although Tatar seems to be well protected thanks to local language policies after perestroika, we found some warning signs for the reformulation of public policies for the maintenance and development of minority languages in Russia