Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/37284
Authors: 
Lüdemann, Elke
Schwerdt, Guido
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
Beiträge zur Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2010: Ökonomie der Familie - Session: Empirical Studies of Training and Education D10-V3
Abstract: 
Research on educational disadvantages of second-generation immigrants largely focuses on differences in student achievement tests. Exploiting data from the German PIRLS Extension, we provide evidence that second-generation immigrants face an additional disadvantage when tracked into different types of secondary school. We find that second-generation immigrants are less likely to receive a teacher recommendation for a higher school track. This difference cannot be attributed to differences in test scores or general intelligence alone. Based on these results, we argue that migrant-native test score gaps likely underestimate educational inequalities in tracked school systems.
Subjects: 
Immigration
Educational Inequalities
School Tracking
Germany
JEL: 
I21
J15
I28
Document Type: 
Conference Paper

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