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Intergenerational Transmissions and the School-to-Work Transition of 2nd Generation Immigrants

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  • Nielsen, Helena Skyt

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    (Aarhus University)

  • Rosholm, Michael

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    (Aarhus University)

  • Smith, Nina

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    (Aarhus University)

  • Husted, Leif

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    (KORA - Danish Institute for Local and Regional Government Research)

Abstract

We analyse the extent of intergenerational transmission through parental capital, ethnic capital and neighbourhood effects on several aspects of the school-to-work transition of 2 nd generation immigrants and young ethnic Danes. The main findings are that parental capital has strong positive effects on the probability of completing a qualifying education and on the entry into the labour market, but it has a much smaller impact on the duration of the first employment spell and on the wage level. Growing up in neighbourhoods with a high concentration of immigrants is associated with negative labour market prospects both for young natives and 2 nd generation immigrants.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 296.

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Length: 44 pages
Date of creation: May 2001
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Publication status: published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2003, 16 (4), 755-786
Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp296

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Keywords: parental capital; intergenerational transmission; second generation immigrants; School-to-work transition; ethnic capital; neighbourhood effects;

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  1. Dustmann, Christian, 2007. "Return Migration, Investment in Children, and Intergenerational Mobility: Comparing Sons of Foreign and Native Born Fathers," IZA Discussion Papers 3080, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  2. Garrouste, Christelle, 2010. "100 years of educational reforms in Europe: a contextual database," MPRA Paper 31853, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Nannestad, Peter, 2004. "Immigration as a challenge to the Danish welfare state?," European Journal of Political Economy, Elsevier, vol. 20(3), pages 755-767, September.
  4. Ours, J.C. van & Veenman, J.M.C., 2002. "From parent to Child: Early Labor Market Experiences of Second-Generation Immigrants in the Netherlands," Discussion Paper 2002-105, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.
  5. J Taylor & A N Nguyen, 2003. "Transition from school to first job: the influence of educational attainment," Working Papers 540112, Lancaster University Management School, Economics Department.
  6. Jakobsen, Vibeke & Smith, Nina, 2003. "The educational attainment of the children of the Danish ‘guest worker’ immigrants," Working Papers 03-6, University of Aarhus, Aarhus School of Business, Department of Economics.
  7. Jakobsen, Vibeke & Rosholm, Michael, 2003. "Dropping out of School? A Competing Risks Analysis of Young Immigrants’ Progress in the Educational System," IZA Discussion Papers 918, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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