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Local Labour Market Conditions on Immigrants' Arrival and Children's School Performance

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  • Roed, Marianne

    () (Institute for Social Research, Oslo)

  • Schone, Pal

    () (Institute for Social Research, Oslo)

  • Umblijs, Janis

    () (Institute for Social Research, Oslo)

Abstract

In this paper we analyse the impact of labour market conditions at immigration on school performance for the immigrants' children. First, we establish the direct effect of initial labour market conditions on later labour market performance for the father. Along with several other studies in this field we find that later labour market performance of the father (measured by labour earnings and accumulated work experience) depend significantly initial labour market conditions. Second, we find evidence that this initial effect feeds into the children's school performance. Concretely, for the sons, we find a positive impact of initial favourable labour market conditions of the father on the grade point average in lower secondary school. Daughters' school performance seems to be unrelated to the same initial labour market conditions.

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  • Roed, Marianne & Schone, Pal & Umblijs, Janis, 2018. "Local Labour Market Conditions on Immigrants' Arrival and Children's School Performance," IZA Discussion Papers 11526, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  • Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp11526
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    Keywords

    educational outcomes; immigration; local labour market conditions;

    JEL classification:

    • I20 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - General
    • J18 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Public Policy
    • J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers

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