Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/21150
Authors: 
Skyt Nielsen, Helena
Rosholm, Michael
Smith, Nina
Husted, Leif
Year of Publication: 
2001
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion paper series 296
Abstract: 
We analyse the extent of intergenerational transmission through parental capital, ethnic capital and neighbourhood effects on several aspects of the school-to-work transition of 2 nd generation immigrants and young ethnic Danes. The main findings are that parental capital has strong positive effects on the probability of completing a qualifying education and on the entry into the labour market, but it has a much smaller impact on the duration of the first employment spell and on the wage level. Growing up in neighbourhoods with a high concentration of immigrants is associated with negative labour market prospects both for young natives and 2 nd generation immigrants.
Subjects: 
School-to-work transition
second generation immigrants
intergenerational transmission
parental capital
ethnic capital
neighbourhood effects
JEL: 
J71
J61
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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