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Young immigrant children and their educational attainment

  • Asako Ohinata

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    (Department of Economics and CentER, Tilburg University)

  • Jan C. van Ours

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    (Department of Economics, CentER, Tilburg University; University of Melbourne; CESifo; CEPR and IZA)

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 Norface Research Programme on Migration, Department of Economics, University College London in its series Norface Discussion Paper Series with number 2012027.

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Date of creation: Aug 2012
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Handle: RePEc:nor:wpaper:2012027
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  1. Christian Dustmann & Tommaso Frattini & Gianandrea Lanzara, 2011. "Educational Achievement of Second Generation Immigrants: An International Comparison," CReAM Discussion Paper Series 1116, Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM), Department of Economics, University College London.
  2. Corak, Miles, 2011. "Age at Immigration and the Education Outcomes of Children," Analytical Studies Branch Research Paper Series 2011336e, Statistics Canada, Analytical Studies Branch.
  3. Ohinata, A. & van Ours, J.C., 2012. "Young Immigrant Children and their Educational Attainment," Discussion Paper 2012-067, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.
  4. Ohinata, Asako & van Ours, Jan C., 2011. "How Immigrant Children Affect the Academic Achievement of Native Dutch Children," IZA Discussion Papers 6212, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  5. Ohinata, Asako & van Ours, Jan C, 2012. "Young immigrant children and their educational attainment," CEPR Discussion Papers 9117, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
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  9. 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.
  10. 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).
  11. 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.
  12. van Ours, J.C. & Veenman, J.M.C., 2001. "The Educational Attainment of Second Generation Immigrants in the Netherlands," Discussion Paper 2001-20, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.
  13. 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.
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