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Education and Early Career Outcomes of Second-Generation Immigrants in France

  • Christian Belzil

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    (Ecole Polytechnique, Département d'économie, Palaiseau, F-91128, France)

  • François Poinas

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    (Université de Lyon, Lyon, F-69003, France; CNRS, GATE, UMR 5824, Ecully, F-69130, France)

We estimate a exible dynamic model of education choices and early ca- reer employment outcomes of the French population. Individuals are allowed to choose between 4 options: continue to the next grade, accept a perma- nent contract, accept a temporary contract, or withdraw from the labor force (a residual state). Our analysis focuses on the comparison between French Second-Generation Immigrants whose parents are born in Africa and French- natives. We nd that schooling attainments explain around two thirds of the di erences in access to early career employment stability. However, one third cannot be linked to observed investment in human capital.

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