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Kick It Like Özil? Decomposing the Native-Migrant Education Gap

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  • Krause-Pilatus, Annabelle

    (IZA)

  • Rinne, Ulf

    (IZA)

  • Schüller, Simone

    (German Youth Institute (DJI))

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We investigate second generation migrants and native children at several stages in the German education system to analyze the determinants of the persistent native-migrant gap. One part of the gap can be attributed to differences in socioeconomic background and another part remains unexplained. Faced with this decomposition problem, we apply linear and matching decomposition methods. Accounting for differences in socioeconomic background, we find that migrant pupils are just as likely to receive recommendations for or to enroll at any secondary school type as native children. Comparable natives, in terms of family background, thus face similar difficulties as migrant children. Our results point at more general inequalities in secondary schooling in Germany which are not migrant-specific.

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  • Krause-Pilatus, Annabelle & Rinne, Ulf & Schüller, Simone, 2012. "Kick It Like Özil? Decomposing the Native-Migrant Education Gap," IZA Discussion Papers 6696, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
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    migration; education; human capital; Germany; tracking;
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    JEL classification:

    • J15 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Minorities, Races, Indigenous Peoples, and Immigrants; Non-labor Discrimination
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education

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