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The Educational Attainment of Second Generation Immigrants in the Netherlands

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  • Ours, J.C. van
  • Veenman, J.M.C.

    (Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research)

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    Since the mid-1960's the Netherlands has had an immigration surplus, mainly because of manpower recruitment from Turkey and Morocco and immigration from the former Dutch colony of Surinam.Immigrants have a weak labor market position, which is related to their educational level and language skills.Children and grandchildren of immigrants are expected to have a better chance of integration into Dutch society.In this paper we investigate whether this is true with respect to the educational attainment of second generation immigrants from Turkey, Morocco, Surinam and the Dutch Antilles.

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    Paper provided by Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research in its series Discussion Paper with number 2001-20.

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    Keywords: education; immigration; foreign workers;

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    1. Ana Isabel Gil Lacruz, 2003. "Migración y expectativas intergeneracionales," Revista de Analisis Economico – Economic Analysis Review, Ilades-Georgetown University, Universidad Alberto Hurtado/School of Economics and Bussines, vol. 18(1), pages 117-130, June.
    2. Gabin Langevin & David Masclet & Fabien Moizeau & Emmanuel Peterle, 2013. "Educational Attainment, Wages and Employment of Second-Generation Immigrants in France," CIRANO Working Papers 2013s-33, CIRANO.

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