Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/121372
Authors: 
Bönke, Timm
Neidhöfer, Guido
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
SFB/TR 15 Discussion Paper 502
Abstract: 
We investigate the hypothesis of failed integration and low social mobility of immigrants. An intergenerational assimilation model is tested empirically on household survey data and validated against administrative data provided us by the Italian Embassy in Germany. Although we confirm substantial inequality of educational achievements between immigrants and natives, we find that the children of Italian immigrants exhibit high intergenerational mobility and no less opportunities than natives to achieve high schooling degrees. These findings suggest a rejection of the failed assimilation hypothesis. Additionally, we evaluate different patterns by time of arrival, Italian region of origin and language spoken at home.
Subjects: 
Intergenerational Mobility
Education
Integration and Assimilation of Immigrants
JEL: 
I24
J15
J62
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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