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dc.contributor.authorÅslund, Olofen_US
dc.contributor.authorEdin, Per-Andersen_US
dc.contributor.authorFredriksson, Peteren_US
dc.contributor.authorGrönqvist, Hansen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-22en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-27T09:29:58Z-
dc.date.available2011-05-27T09:29:58Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/45764-
dc.description.abstractImmigrants typically perform worse than other students in the OECD countries. We examine to what extent this is due to the population characteristics of the neighborhoods that immigrants grow up in. We address this issue using a governmental refugee placement policy which provides exogenous variation in the initial place of residence in Sweden. The main result is that, for a given share of immigrants in a neighborhood, immigrant school performance is increasing in the number of highly educated adults sharing the subject's ethnicity. A standard deviation increase in the fraction of highly educated adults in the assigned neighborhood increases compulsory school GPA by 0.9 percentile ranks. This magnitude corresponds to a tenth of the gap in student performance between refugee immigrant and native-born children. We also provide tentative evidence that the overall share of immigrants in the neighborhood has a negative effect on GPA.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherInst. for Labour Market Policy Evaluation Uppsalaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking paper // IFAU - Institute for Labour Market Policy Evaluation 2009:20en_US
dc.subject.jelI20en_US
dc.subject.jelJ15en_US
dc.subject.jelZ13en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordPeer effectsen_US
dc.subject.keywordethnic enclavesen_US
dc.subject.keywordimmigrationen_US
dc.subject.keywordschool performanceen_US
dc.subject.stwMigrantenen_US
dc.subject.stwSegregationen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsniveauen_US
dc.subject.stwAllgemeinbildende Schuleen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsverhaltenen_US
dc.subject.stwSchwedenen_US
dc.titlePeers, neighborhoods and immigrant student achievement: Evidence from a placement policyen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn609476637en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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