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Human capital background and the educational attainment of second-generation immigrants in France

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  • Santos, Manon Domingues Dos
  • Wolff, François-Charles

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In this paper, we study the impact of parental human capital background on ethnic educational gaps between second-generation immigrants using a large data set conducted in France in 2003. Estimates from censored random effect ordered Probit regressions show that the skills of immigrants explain in the most part, the ethnic educational gap between their children. Fluency in French and the length of their parents' stay in France also matter. The impact of the immigrants' education on the educational attainment of their children further depends on their country of origin, their place of schooling, and their proficiency in French.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics of Education Review.

Volume (Year): 30 (2011)
Issue (Month): 5 (October)
Pages: 1085-1096

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecoedu:v:30:y:2011:i:5:p:1085-1096

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Keywords: Immigrants Second generation Educational attainment France;

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Cited by:
  1. NONNEMAN, Walter, 2012. "School achievement and failure of immigrant children in Flanders," Working Papers 2012008, University of Antwerp, Faculty of Applied Economics.
  2. Gabin Langevin & David Masclet & Fabien Moizeau & Emmanuel Peterle, 2013. "Educational Attainment, Wages and Employment of Second-Generation Immigrants in France," CIRANO Working Papers 2013s-33, CIRANO.
  3. Fleury, Nicolas, 2013. "How large second-generation migrants and natives differ in terms of human capital accumulation and why? Empirical evidence for France," MPRA Paper 50682, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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