Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/107540
Authors: 
Baert, Stijn
Heiland, Frank
Korenman, Sanders
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 8752
Abstract: 
We study how native-immigrant (second generation) differences in educational trajectories and school-to-work transitions vary by gender. Using longitudinal Belgian data and adjusting for family background and educational sorting, we find that both male and female second-generation immigrants, especially Turks and Moroccans, lag natives in finishing secondary education and beginning tertiary education when schooling delay is taken into account, though the female gap is larger. The same is true for residual gaps in the transition to work: native males are 30% more likely than comparable Turkish males to be employed three months after leaving school, while the corresponding female gap is 60%. In addition, we study demographic behaviors (fertility, marriage and cohabitation) related to hypotheses that attribute educational and economic gaps to cultural differences between immigrants and natives.
Subjects: 
educational attainment
school-to-work transitions
dynamic selection bias
ethnic minorities
gender differentials
economic sociology
JEL: 
I24
J15
J16
J70
Z10
C35
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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