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Title:Migration background and educational tracking: Is there a double disadvantage for second-generation immigrants? PDF Logo
Authors:Lüdemann, Elke
Schwerdt, Guido
Issue Date:2010
Series/Report no.:CESifo working paper: Economics of Education 3256
Abstract:Research on immigrants' educational disadvantages largely focuses on differences in student achievement tests. Exploiting data from the German PIRLS extension, we find that second-generation immigrants face additional disadvantages with respect to grades and teacher recommendations for secondary school tracks that cannot be explained by differences in student achievement tests and general intelligence. Second-generation immigrations are disproportionately affected by prevailing social inequalities at the transition to secondary school tracks due to their generally less favorable socio-economic background. We additionally provide new evidence suggesting that these inequalities might be related to the failing economic assimilation of immigrants.
Subjects:immigration
educational inequalities
educational tracking
Germany
JEL:I21
J15
I28
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:CESifo Working Papers, CESifo Group Munich

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