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The school-to-work transition of 2 nd generation immigrants in Denmark

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  • Helena Skyt Nielsen

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  • Michael Rosholm

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  • Nina Smith

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  • Leif Husted

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Abstract

2 nd generation immigrants from less developed countries have less education and a lower employment frequency compared to the native Danish youth. We analyse the school-to-work transition of these groups using panel data for the years 1985–1997. The educational gap between 2 nd generation immigrants and the Danish youth is to some extent explained by age structure, while age does not explain the native-immigrant gap concerning the duration of waiting time until first job and the duration of first employment spell. Instead parental capital and neighbourhood effects seem to play a major role. We find large gender differences among 2 nd generation immigrants in the school-to-work transition. Copyright Springer-Verlag 2003

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  • Helena Skyt Nielsen & Michael Rosholm & Nina Smith & Leif Husted, 2003. "The school-to-work transition of 2 nd generation immigrants in Denmark," Journal of Population Economics, Springer;European Society for Population Economics, vol. 16(4), pages 755-786, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:jopoec:v:16:y:2003:i:4:p:755-786
    DOI: 10.1007/s00148-003-0164-z
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    Keywords

    J61; J71; School-to-work transition; second generation immigrants; intergenerational transmission;

    JEL classification:

    • 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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