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Pre-School Enrollment: An Analysis by Immigrant Generation

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  • Chiswick, Barry R.

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    (George Washington University)

  • DebBurman, Noyna

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    (Upjohn Institute for Employment Research)

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There has been minimal research on the pre-school enrollment of immigrant children. Using 1990 U.S. Census data, this paper investigates pre-school enrollment of child immigrants, those who immigrated as children and the U.S.-born children of immigrants. The analysis is conducted using probit analysis. Pre-school enrollment is found to vary systematically with parental characteristics (income and education), immigrant generation, number of siblings, mother’s labor supply and country of origin. Among the foreign-born, differences in preschool enrollment are analyzed by country of origin. Among the U.S.-born children of immigrants pre-school enrollment is greatest among those with both parents foreign born.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 1226.

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Length: 49 pages
Date of creation: Jul 2004
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Publication status: published in: Social Science Research, 2006, 35 (1), 60-87
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  1. Schütz, Gabriela & Ursprung, Heinrich W. & Wößmann, Ludger, 2008. "Education policy and equality of opportunity," Munich Reprints in Economics, University of Munich, Department of Economics 19901, University of Munich, Department of Economics.
  2. Nicole Schneeweis, 2006. "How should we organize schooling to further children with migration background?," Economics working papers, Department of Economics, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria 2006-20, Department of Economics, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria.

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