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Young Immigrant Children and their Educational Attainment

  • Ohinata, Asako

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    (University of Leicester)

  • van Ours, Jan C.

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    (Tilburg University)

We analyze the determinants of reading literacy, mathematical skills and science skills of young immigrant children in the Netherlands. We find that these are affected by age at immigration and whether or not one of the parents is native Dutch.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 6817.

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Length: 18 pages
Date of creation: Aug 2012
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Publication status: published in: Economics Letters, 2012, 116, 288-290.
Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp6817
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  1. Colding, Bjørg & Husted, Leif & Hummelgaard, Hans, 2009. "Educational progression of second-generation immigrants and immigrant children," Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, vol. 28(4), pages 434-443, August.
  2. Christian Dustmann & Tommaso Frattini & Gianandrea Lanzara, 2011. "Educational Achievement of Second Generation Immigrants: An International Comparison," Norface Discussion Paper Series 2011025, Norface Research Programme on Migration, Department of Economics, University College London.
  3. Cortes, Kalena E., 2006. "The effects of age at arrival and enclave schools on the academic performance of immigrant children," Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, vol. 25(2), pages 121-132, April.
  4. Asako Ohinata & Jan C. van Ours, 2012. "Young immigrant children and their educational attainment," Norface Discussion Paper Series 2012027, Norface Research Programme on Migration, Department of Economics, University College London.
  5. van Ours, Jan C. & Veenman, Justus, 2001. "The Educational Attainment of Second Generation Immigrants in The Netherlands," IZA Discussion Papers 297, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  6. Bratsberg, Bernt & Raaum, Oddbjørn & Røed, Knut, 2011. "Educating Children of Immigrants: Closing the Gap in Norwegian Schools," IZA Discussion Papers 6138, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  7. Corak, Miles, 2011. "Age at Immigration and the Education Outcomes of Children," Analytical Studies Branch Research Paper Series 2011336e, Statistics Canada, Analytical Studies Branch.
  8. repec:dgr:kubcen:2011136 is not listed on IDEAS
  9. Ohinata, Asako & van Ours, Jan C, 2011. "How immigrant children affect the academic achievement of native Dutch children," CEPR Discussion Papers 8718, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  10. repec:dgr:kubcen:2012067 is not listed on IDEAS
  11. van Ours, Jan C. & Veenman, Justus, 2010. "How interethnic marriages affect the educational attainment of children: Evidence from a natural experiment," Labour Economics, Elsevier, vol. 17(1), pages 111-117, January.
  12. Sylke Schnepf, 2007. "Immigrants’ educational disadvantage: an examination across ten countries and three surveys," Journal of Population Economics, Springer, vol. 20(3), pages 527-545, July.
  13. Ohinata, A. & van Ours, J.C., 2011. "How Immigrant Children Affect the Academic Achievement of Native Dutch Children," Discussion Paper 2011-136, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.
  14. van Ours, Jan C. & Veenman, Justus, 2006. "Age at immigration and educational attainment of young immigrants," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 90(3), pages 310-316, March.
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