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A longitudinal analysis of second-generation disadvantaged immigrants

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  • Oscar Marcenaro

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    (Centro de Estudios Andaluces)

  • Muriel Meunier

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    (University of Applied Science. Switzerland)

  • Augustin de Coulon

    (National Research and Development Centre for Adult Literacy and Numeracy, UK)

  • Anna Vignoles

    (Centre for Economics of Education (CEE), UK)

Abstract

In this paper we consider the relative academic achievement in primary school of second generation immigrant children in the UK. We use data for a cohort born in 1970 and find that children born to South Asian or Afro-Caribbean parents have significantly lower levels of cognitive achievement in both mathematics and language in primary school. We then investigated the progression of ethnic minority children in primary school i.e. between age 5 and 10

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Paper provided by Centro de Estudios Andaluces in its series Economic Working Papers at Centro de Estudios Andaluces with number E2010/02.

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Length: 55 pages
Date of creation: 2010
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Handle: RePEc:cea:doctra:e2010_02

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Keywords: Second-generation immigrants; educational disadvantage.;

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