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Immigration and the School System

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  • Facundo Albornoz
  • Antonio Cabrales
  • Esther Hauk

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Immigration is an important problem in many societies, and it has wide-ranging effects on the educational systems of host countries. There is a now a large empirical literature, but very little theoretical work on this topic. We introduce a model of family immigration in a frame- work where school quality and student outcomes are determined endogenously. This allows us to explain the selection of immigrants in terms of parental motivation and the policies which favor a positive selection. Also, we can study the effect of immigration on the school system and how school quality may self-reinforce immigrants' and natives' choices.

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Paper provided by Barcelona Graduate School of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 590.

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Keywords: education; immigration; school resources; parental involvement; immigrant sorting;

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