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Spillover Effects of Studying with Immigrant Students: A Quantile Regression Approach

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  • Ohinata, A.
  • Ours, J.C. van

    (Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research)

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Abstract: We analyze how the share of immigrant children in the classroom a ects the educational attainment of native Dutch children in terms of their language and math performance at the end of primary school. Our paper studies the spill-over e ffects at di fferent parts of the test score distribution of native Dutch students using a quantile regression approach. We fi nd no evidence of negative spillover eff ects of the classroom presence of immigrant children at the median of the test score distribution. In addition, there is no indication that these spill-over e ffects are present at other parts of the distribution.

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Paper provided by Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research in its series Discussion Paper with number 2013-058.

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Handle: RePEc:dgr:kubcen:2013058

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Keywords: Immigrant children; Peer e ffects; Educational attainment;

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