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Young Immigrant Children and their Educational Attainment

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  • Ohinata, Asako

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    (University of Leicester)

  • van Ours, Jan C.

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    (Tilburg University)

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We analyze the determinants of reading literacy, mathematical skills and science skills of young immigrant children in the Netherlands. We find that these are affected by age at immigration and whether or not one of the parents is native Dutch.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 6817.

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Length: 18 pages
Date of creation: Aug 2012
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Publication status: published in: Economics Letters, 2012, 116, 288-290.
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  1. Christian Dustmann & Tommaso Frattini & Gianandrea Lanzara, 2011. "Educational Achievement of Second Generation Immigrants: An International Comparison," CReAM Discussion Paper Series, Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM), Department of Economics, University College London 1116, Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM), Department of Economics, University College London.
  2. Corak, Miles, 2011. "Age at Immigration and the Education Outcomes of Children," Analytical Studies Branch Research Paper Series, Statistics Canada, Analytical Studies Branch 2011336e, Statistics Canada, Analytical Studies Branch.
  3. Ohinata, Asako & van Ours, Jan C, 2012. "Young immigrant children and their educational attainment," CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers 9117, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
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  7. Asako Ohinata & Jan C van Ours, 2012. "How immigrant children affect the academic achievement of native Dutch children," Norface Discussion Paper Series, Norface Research Programme on Migration, Department of Economics, University College London 2012012, Norface Research Programme on Migration, Department of Economics, University College London.
  8. van Ours, Jan C. & Veenman, Justus, 2010. "How interethnic marriages affect the educational attainment of children: Evidence from a natural experiment," Labour Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 17(1), pages 111-117, January.
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  1. Ohinata, Asako & van Ours, Jan C, 2012. "Young immigrant children and their educational attainment," CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers 9117, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  2. Ohinata, Asako & van Ours, Jan C., 2013. "Spillover Effects of Studying with Immigrant Students: A Quantile Regression Approach," IZA Discussion Papers, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) 7720, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  3. A. Di Liberto, 2013. "Length of stay in the host country and educational achievement of immigrant students: the Italian case," Working Paper CRENoS, Centre for North South Economic Research, University of Cagliari and Sassari, Sardinia 201316, Centre for North South Economic Research, University of Cagliari and Sassari, Sardinia.
  4. Sweetman, Arthur & van Ours, Jan C., 2014. "Immigration: What about the Children and Grandchildren?," IZA Discussion Papers, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) 7919, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  5. Jakub Cerveny & Jan Ours, 2013. "Unemployment of Non-Western Immigrants in the Great Recession," De Economist, Springer, Springer, vol. 161(4), pages 463-480, December.

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