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Integration over generationer? Andengenerationsindvandrernes uddannelse

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  • Rosholm, Michael

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    (Centre for Labour Market and Social Research, Aarhus School of Business)

  • Husted, Leif

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    (Centre for Labour Market and Social Research, Aarhus School of Business)

  • Skyt Nielsen, Helena

    (Centre for Labour Market and Social Research, Aarhus School of Business)

Abstract

Due to failed integration of immigrants from less developed countries (LDCs), and due to an increasing number of second generation immigrants from these countries, focus needs to be changed from mere integration to integration across generations. Studying the second generation of immigrants from LDCs, we find a striking difference in their educational distribution compared with the ethnic Danish youth. Having corrected for the difference in age distribution across the two groups, we find that the main determinants are found in the intergenerational transmission process. The parents of second generation immigrants have less human capital and the immigrants show as low intergenerational mobility as young ethnic Danes. Therefore, the total effect is slow integration across generations, and consequently, we expect slow convergence in the educational distributions.

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Paper provided by University of Aarhus, Aarhus School of Business, Centre for Labour Market and Social Research in its series CLS Working Papers with number 02-1.

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Length: 16 pages
Date of creation: 01 Jan 2002
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:aarcls:2002_001

Note: CLS Rapport 02. Forthcoming in: National√łkonomisk Tidsskrift, Vol. 40, 2002
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  1. Helena Skyt Nielsen & Nina Smith & Aycan Celikaksoy, 2007. "The Effect of Marriage on Education of Immigrants: Evidence from a Policy Reform Restricting Spouse Import," Economics Working Papers 2007-07, School of Economics and Management, University of Aarhus.

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