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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. Corak, Miles, 2011. "Age at Immigration and the Education Outcomes of Children," IZA Discussion Papers 6072, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  2. Ohinata, Asako & van Ours, Jan C., 2012. "Young immigrant children and their educational attainment," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 116(3), pages 288-290.
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Cited by:
  1. Sweetman, A. & Ours, J.C. van, 2014. "Immigration: What About the Children and Grandchildren?," Discussion Paper 2014-009, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.
  2. Asako Ohinata & Jan C. van Ours, 2013. "Spillover effects of studying with immigrant students; a quantile regression approach," Norface Discussion Paper Series 2013024, Norface Research Programme on Migration, Department of Economics, University College London.
  3. Ohinata, A. & Ours, J.C. van, 2012. "Young Immigrant Children and their Educational Attainment," Discussion Paper 2012-067, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.
  4. Cerveny, J. & Ours, J.C. van, 2013. "Unemployment of Non-western Immigrants in the Great Recession," Discussion Paper 2013-049, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.
  5. 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.

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