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The Human Capital (Schooling) of Immigrants in America

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  • Smith, James P.

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This paper deals with several salient issues about immigrants to the United States and their education. These issues include a comparison of the schooling accomplishments of immigrants and the native-born that emphasizes the considerable diversity in the schooling accomplishments among different immigrant sub-groups and between legal and undocumented migrants. I also examine the role of the foreign-born who come to the United States for post-secondary schooling. Finally, I show that the educational generational progress among all groups of immigrants to the United States has been quite impressive during the 19th and 20th centuries.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 6899.

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Length: 43 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2012
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Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp6899

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  1. Guillermina Jasso & Douglas S. Massey & Mark R. Rosenzweig & James P. Smith, 2004. "The New Immigrant Survey Pilot (NIS-P): Overview and New Findings about U.S. Legal Immigrants at Admission," Labor and Demography 0403002, EconWPA.
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