People who speak English can earn on average ¢148,000 more (US$240) per month and work one hour less per week, than workers in the same conditions but who are not bilingual.
In the photo, UCR researchers Suráyabi Ramírez (lef) and Alejandro Abarca (right) with Labor Minister Steven Núñez (center). Courtesy Ministry of Labor.
The study, Los beneficios laborales del bilingüismo en Costa Rica (The benefits of bilingualism in Costa Rica), conducted by the Observatorio del Desarrollo de la Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR) – Development Observatory of the University of Costa Rica – analyzed for the “perks” of the last 13 years on English speaking workers.
Alejandro Abarca and Suráyabi Ramírez, researchers who developed the study, explained that the idea was to know the labor benefits both for