How 1 million bilingual babies are supposed to help keep the UK in the EU

How 1 million bilingual babies are supposed to help keep the UK in the EU

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From the Washington Post, April 14, 2016

 

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There are plenty of scenarios about what could happen if Britain leaves the European Union. The International Monetary Fund recently predicted negative repercussions for the global economy. Elsewhere in Europe, governments fear that other nations could follow suit if Britain left.

But there could be another, more unexpected side effect: fewer bilingual babies.

On Wednesday, Britain’s pro-E.U. initiative #INtogether shared a report concluding that study abroad programs were responsible for at least 1 million babies since the 1980s. Europe’s most popular study abroad scheme, Erasmus, started in 1987, and has since attracted millions of participants.

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