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Young immigrant children and their educational attainment

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  • Ohinata, Asako
  • van Ours, Jan C.

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We analyze the determinants of reading literacy, mathematical skills and science skills of young immigrant children in The Netherlands. We find that these are affected by age at immigration and whether or not one of the parents is native Dutch.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 116 (2012)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 288-290

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:116:y:2012:i:3:p:288-290

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Keywords: Immigrant children; Educational attainment; Age at immigration;

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  1. Bratsberg, Bernt & Raaum, Oddbjørn & Røed, Knut, 2011. "Educating Children of Immigrants: Closing the Gap in Norwegian Schools," IZA Discussion Papers 6138, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
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Cited by:
  1. Asako Ohinata & Jan C. van Ours, 2013. "Spillover effects of studying with immigrant students; a quantile regression approach," Discussion Papers in Economics 13/23, Department of Economics, University of Leicester.
  2. Jakub Cerveny & Jan Ours, 2013. "Unemployment of Non-Western Immigrants in the Great Recession," De Economist, Springer, Springer, vol. 161(4), pages 463-480, December.
  3. Ohinata, A. & Ours, J.C. van, 2012. "Young Immigrant Children and their Educational Attainment," Discussion Paper, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research 2012-067, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.
  4. A. Di Liberto, 2013. "Length of stay in the host country and educational achievement of immigrant students: the Italian case," Working Paper CRENoS 201316, Centre for North South Economic Research, University of Cagliari and Sassari, Sardinia.
  5. Sweetman, A. & Ours, J.C. van, 2014. "Immigration: What About the Children and Grandchildren?," Discussion Paper, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research 2014-009, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.

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