Intergenerational Transmissions and the School-to-Work Transition of 2nd Generation Immigrants
AbstractWe 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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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
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- Nielsen, Helena Skyt & Rosholm, Michael & Smith, Nina & Husted, Leif, 2001. "Intergenerational transmissions and the school-to-work transition of 2. generation immigrants," CLS Working Papers, University of Aarhus, Aarhus School of Business, Centre for Labour Market and Social Research 01-4, University of Aarhus, Aarhus School of Business, Centre for Labour Market and Social Research.
- J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers
- J71 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Discrimination - - - Hiring and Firing
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