Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/102557
Authors: 
Bönke, Timm
Neidhöfer, Guido
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Paper, School of Business & Economics: Economics 2014/21
Abstract: 
We investigate the hypothesis of failed integration and low social mobility of immigrants. For this purpose, an intergenerational assimilation model is tested empirically on household survey data and validated against administrative data provided by the Italian Embassy in Germany. In line with previous studies, we confirm substantial inequality of educational achievements between immigrants and natives. However, we find that the children of Italian immigrants exhibit fairly high intergenerational mobility. Furthermore, holding parental education constant, Italian second generation immigrants show no less opportunities than natives to achieve high schooling degrees. These findings suggest a rejection of the failed integration hypothesis.
Subjects: 
intergenerational mobility
education
integration and assimilation of immigrants
JEL: 
I24
J61
J62
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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