Immigrant Status, Early Skill Development, and Postsecondary Participation: A Comparison of Canada and Switzerland
AbstractThis paper examines differences in postsecondary-participation rates between students with and without immigrant backgrounds in Switzerland and Canada. For both countries, a rich set of longitudinal data, including family background, family aspirations regarding postsecondary education, and students' secondary-school performance as measured by Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) scores, are used to explain these differences. Two groups are analyzed: all 15-year-old students; and all low-performing 15-year-old secondary-school students.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Statistics Canada, Analytical Studies Branch in its series Analytical Studies Branch Research Paper Series with number 2012344e.
Date of creation: 27 Jul 2012
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Children and youth; Education; Education; training and learning; Education; training and skills; Ethnic diversity and immigration; Immigrant children and youth; Outcomes of education;
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- NEP-ALL-2012-08-23 (All new papers)
- NEP-DEM-2012-08-23 (Demographic Economics)
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- NEP-MIG-2012-08-23 (Economics of Human Migration)
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