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Intergenerational transmissions and the school-to-work transition of 2. generation immigrants

  • Nielsen, Helena Skyt

    (Centre for Labour Market and Social Research, Aarhus School of Business)

  • Rosholm, Michael

    ()

    (Centre for Labour Market and Social Research, Aarhus School of Business)

  • Smith, Nina

    ()

    (Centre for Labour Market and Social Research, Aarhus School of Business)

  • Husted, Leif

    ()

    (Centre for Labour Market and Social Research, Aarhus School of Business)

We analyse the extent of intergenerational transmission through parental capital, ethnic capital and neighbourhood effects on several aspects of the school-to-work transition of 2. generation immigrants and young ethnic Danes. The main findings are that parental capital has strong positive effects on the probability of completing a qualifying education and on the entry into the labour market, but it has a much smaller impact on the duration of the first employment spell and on the wage level. Growing up in neighbourhoods with a high concentration of immigrants is associated with negative labour market prospects both for young natives and 2. generation immigrants.

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Paper provided by University of Aarhus, Aarhus School of Business, Centre for Labour Market and Social Research in its series CLS Working Papers with number 01-4.

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Length: 36 pages
Date of creation: 01 Feb 2001
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:aarcls:2001_004
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