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dc.contributor.authorCorak, Milesen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-04en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-15T07:54:59Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-15T07:54:59Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-201111083051-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/58806-
dc.description.abstractThe successful acquisition of a language is often characterized in terms of critical periods. If this is the case it is likely that children who migrate face different challenges in attaining high school credentials depending upon their age at immigration. This paper examines the education outcomes of a cohort of immigrants who arrived in Canada as children. The 2006 Census is used and it is found that there is in fact a distinct change in the chances that children will hold a high-school diploma according to the age at which they arrived in the country. The chances of being a high-school dropout do not vary according to age at arrival up to about the age of nine, with children arriving after that age facing a distinct and growing increase in the chances that they will not graduate from high school. The findings suggest that public policy addressing the long run success of immigrant children needs to be mindful of the variation in risks and opportunities by age, and the role of both early childhood investment and the structure of the education system faced by young adolescents in determining them.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6072en_US
dc.subject.jelI29en_US
dc.subject.jelJ13en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordchildrenen_US
dc.subject.keywordimmigrationen_US
dc.subject.keywordeducationen_US
dc.subject.stwKinderen_US
dc.subject.stwMigrantenen_US
dc.subject.stwMehrsprachigkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsniveauen_US
dc.subject.stwKanadaen_US
dc.titleAge at immigration and the education outcomes of childrenen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn689703511en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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