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Immigrants, schooling and background. Cross-country evidence from PISA 2006

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  • Marina Murat

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  • Davide Ferrari

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  • Patrizio Frederic

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  • Giulia Pirani

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Using data from PISA 2006, we examine the performance of immigrant students in different international educational environments. Our results show smaller immigrant gaps – differences in scores with respect to natives - where educational systems are more flexible and students’ mobility between courses and school programs is higher. Unlike previous studies, our analysis reveals no direct relation between these gaps and education models, be they comprehensive or tracking, adopted by countries.

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Paper provided by University of Modena and Reggio E., Dept. of Economics in its series Center for Economic Research (RECent) with number 054.

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Length: pages 40
Date of creation: Nov 2010
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Handle: RePEc:mod:recent:054

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Keywords: international migration; educational systems; PISA;

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  1. Christian Dustmann, 2004. "Parental background, secondary school track choice, and wages," Oxford Economic Papers, Oxford University Press, vol. 56(2), pages 209-230, April.
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  1. Marina Murat, 2011. "Do immigrant students succeed? Evidence from Italy and France based on PISA 2006," Department of Economics 0670, University of Modena and Reggio E., Faculty of Economics "Marco Biagi".
  2. Giovanni Bonifati, 2010. "Exaptation, Degeneracy and Innovation," Department of Economics 0638, University of Modena and Reggio E., Faculty of Economics "Marco Biagi".
  3. Murat Marina, 2012. "Do Immigrant Students Succeed? Evidence from Italy and France," Global Economy Journal, De Gruyter, vol. 12(3), pages 1-22, September.

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