Forbes: the most popular Languages, 2008

Typhoon   Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:55 am GMT
Skippy   Tue Apr 14, 2009 2:20 pm GMT
Interesting. I'm surprised how little Spanish helps, I'd like to see the data controlled for each state.
OnlyYou   Tue Apr 14, 2009 2:56 pm GMT
Es ley de la oferta y la demanda, si hay mucha gente que sabe español, el valor añadido de saber español disminuye. Desconozco la situación laboral de USA, pero España, por ejemplo puede suponer un mayor impacto en tu salario saber alemán que inglés, porque gente que sabe inglés las hay a patadas, y sin embargo pocos conocen el idioma de un país que es el principal importador de bienes españoles.
/   Tue Apr 14, 2009 5:58 pm GMT
Interesting boxes in the article. Whether speaking Spanish increases income greatly or not, I can't say, but it is becoming required more and more in the United States.
Usuario   Tue Apr 14, 2009 6:16 pm GMT
Interesante articulo.
Skippy   Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:32 pm GMT
I think OnlyYou nailed it. Because there are so many Spanish speakers in the US, there would be far less demand. Many US companies do business in China and Europe, so I can understand why German and Chinese would be so valued.

Still, I would like to see it disaggregated by state, and perhaps by industry.
0^0   Tue Apr 14, 2009 8:50 pm GMT
"While Chinese and Spanish are becoming global languages, the demand will rise at the same pace as supply."

very interesting.....
--   Thu Apr 16, 2009 3:15 am GMT
This is about which language is betetr to earn more money. But, very interesting article.