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Title:Intergenerational returns to migration? Comparing educational performance on both sides of the German border PDF Logo
Authors:Luthra, Renee Reichl
Issue Date:2010
Series/Report no.:ISER Working Paper Series 2010-34
Abstract:This paper compares the educational performance of the children of immigrants to the children in their parents' home countries. I utilize the 2003 and 2006 PISA internationally standardized test scores for Italian, Polish, Turkish, former Yugoslavian, and former Soviet origin youth attending school in Germany, as well as youth attending school in the origin countries. Controlling for family background, I find that the children of immigrants in Germany perform better than peers in every origin country with the exception of Italy. Checks for selection bias suggest that positive selection may account for some, but not all, of this immigrant advantage.
Subjects:immigration
integration
second generation
Germany
PISA
JEL:F22
J15
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:ISER Working Paper Series, Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER), University of Essex

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