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dc.contributor.authorMurtin, Fabriceen_US
dc.contributor.authorViarengo, Martinaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-02-11en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:54:00Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:54:00Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-2009021035en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/35618-
dc.description.abstractThis paper derives original series of average years of schooling in the United States 1870-1930, which take into account the impact of mass migrations on the US educational level. We reconstruct the foreign-born US population by age and by country of origin, while combining data on the flow of migrants by country and the age pyramids of migrants by country. Then we use original data on educational attainment in the nineteenth century presented in Morrisson and Murtin (2008) in order to estimate the educational level of US immigrants by age and by country. As a result, our series are consistent with the first national estimates of average schooling in 1940. We show that mass migrations have had a significant but modest impact on the US average educational attainment. However, the educational gap between US natives and immigrants was large and increased with the second immigration wave, a phenomenon that most likely fostered the implementation of restrictive immigration rules in the 1920s.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA discussion papers 3964en_US
dc.subject.jelI2en_US
dc.subject.jelJ24en_US
dc.subject.jelN70en_US
dc.subject.jelO1en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordEducationen_US
dc.subject.keywordmigrationsen_US
dc.subject.keywordeconomic historyen_US
dc.subject.keywordeconomic development researchen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungen_US
dc.subject.stwEinwanderungen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsniveauen_US
dc.subject.stwMigrantenen_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Integrationen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleAmerican education in the age of mass migrations 1870 - 1930en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn591455439en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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