Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/124946
Authors: 
Isphording, Ingo E.
Piopiunik, Marc
Rodríguez-Planas, Núria
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 9433
Abstract: 
This paper is the first to estimate a causal effect of immigrant students' reading performance on their math performance. To overcome endogeneity issues due to unobserved ability, we apply an IV approach exploiting variation in age-at-arrival and the linguistic distance between origin and destination country languages. Using four PISA waves, we find a strong influence of reading performance on math performance, highlighting the importance of early language support for immigrants for their educational career.
Subjects: 
age-at-arrival
linguistic distance
math performance
language
immigrants
instrumental variable
JEL: 
I21
I24
Z13
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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