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Spillover effects of studying with immigrant students; a quantile regression approach

  • Asako Ohinata

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  • Jan C. van Ours

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We analyze how the share of immigrant children in the classroom affects the edu- cational attainment of native Dutch children in terms of their language and math performance at the end of primary school. Our paper studies the spill-over effects at different parts of the test score distribution of native Dutch students using a quantile regression approach. We find no evidence of negative spillover effects of the classroom presence of immigrant children at the median of the test score distri- bution. In addition, there is no indication that these spill-over effects are present at other parts of the distribution.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics, University of Leicester in its series Discussion Papers in Economics with number 13/23.

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