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The educational attainment of the second generation in Germany : social origins and ethnic inequality

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  • Kristen, Cornelia
  • Granato, Nadia

    (Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany])

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    "With the German Microcensus we study the second generation's educational attainment in Germany focusing on the descendants of classic labour migrants. Our results show that educational outcomes in terms of attending or completing the highest schooling track leading to the Abitur considerably vary among different ethnic groups. Second generation young adults, in particular Turks and Italians, experience pronounced disadvantages in comparison to their German peers. The central question in this context is to what extent ethnic stratification in the German school system is related to educational and social background. Our findings suggest that ethnic disadvantages primarily result from social rather than from specific ethnic inequalities, since initial differences in the chances of attaining the Abitur disappear after considering educational and social origin, the only exception being Italian young adults." (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))

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    Paper provided by Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany] in its series IAB Discussion Paper with number 200704.

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    Length: 33 pages
    Date of creation: 18 Jan 2007
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    Publication status: published in: Ethnicities, Vol. 7, No. 3 (2007), p. 343-366
    Handle: RePEc:iab:iabdpa:200704

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    Keywords: ausländische Kinder; zweite Generation; Schulleistung; Schulabschluss; soziale Herkunft - Auswirkungen; Bildungsniveau; ausländische Jugendliche; Abitur - Quote; ethnische Gruppe - Auswirkungen; Mikrozensus; Bildungschancengleichheit; Türke; Italiener; Benachteiligung; benachteiligte Jugendliche; Minderheiten; Jugoslawe; Grieche; Spanier; Portugiese; Einwanderer; geschlechtsspezifische Faktoren; Westdeutschland; Bundesrepublik Deutschland;

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    1. John P. Haisken-DeNew & Felix Büchel & Gert G. Wagner, 1997. "Assimilation and Other Determinants of School Attainment in Germany: Do Immigrant Children Perform as Well as Germans?," Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung / Quarterly Journal of Economic Research, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research, vol. 66(1), pages 169-179.
    2. Chiswick, Barry R, 1978. "The Effect of Americanization on the Earnings of Foreign-born Men," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 86(5), pages 897-921, October.
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    1. Carolina V. Zuccotti & Harry Ganzeboom & Ayse Guveli, 2014. "Was migrating beneficial? Comparing social mobility of Turks in Western Europe to Turks in Turkey and Western European natives," DoQSS Working Papers 14-06, Department of Quantitative Social Science - Institute of Education, University of London.
    2. Carolina V. Zuccotti, 2014. "Do parents matter? Occupational outcomes among ethnic minorities and British natives in England and Wales (2009-2010)," DoQSS Working Papers 14-05, Department of Quantitative Social Science - Institute of Education, University of London.
    3. Anja Köbrich León, 2013. "Does Cultural Heritage Affect Employment Decisions: Empirical Evidence for First- and Second Generation Immigrants in Germany," SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research 553, DIW Berlin, The German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP).
    4. Anja Koebrich Leon, 2013. "Does Cultural Heritage affect Employment decisions – Empirical Evidence for Second Generation Immigrants in Germany," Working Paper Series in Economics 270, University of Lüneburg, Institute of Economics.
    5. Hohendanner, Christian, 2007. "Verdrängen Ein-Euro-Jobs sozialversicherungspflichtige Beschäftigung in den Betrieben?," IAB Discussion Paper 200708, Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany].

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