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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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Paper provided by C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers in its series CEPR Discussion Papers with number 9117.

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Date of creation: Sep 2012
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Handle: RePEc:cpr:ceprdp:9117

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  1. Cortes, Kalena E., 2006. "The effects of age at arrival and enclave schools on the academic performance of immigrant children," Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, vol. 25(2), pages 121-132, April.
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  1. Ohinata, Asako & van Ours, Jan C., 2013. "Spillover Effects of Studying with Immigrant Students: A Quantile Regression Approach," IZA Discussion Papers 7720, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  2. Sweetman, A. & Ours, J.C. van, 2014. "Immigration: What About the Children and Grandchildren?," Discussion Paper 2014-009, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.
  3. Ohinata, Asako & van Ours, Jan C., 2012. "Young immigrant children and their educational attainment," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 116(3), pages 288-290.
  4. Jakub Cerveny & Jan Ours, 2013. "Unemployment of Non-Western Immigrants in the Great Recession," De Economist, Springer, vol. 161(4), pages 463-480, December.
  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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