Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/125368
Authors: 
Entorf, Horst
Year of Publication: 
2015
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2015 [Issue:] 146
Abstract: 
As global migration flows increase, so do the number of migrant students in host country schools. Yet migrants' achievement scores lag well behind those of their native-born schoolmates. Performance gaps are explained largely by differences in migrant parents' socio-economic background, cultural capital, and language skills. Education policy needs to focus on language teaching, parental involvement, diversity training, and beneficial social interaction between immigrant and native-born populations. With the wealth of many industrialized countries threatened by a lack of qualified labor, education of immigrants should be an important priority.
Subjects: 
education
immigration
socio-economic status
cultural capital
schooling systems
peer effects
JEL: 
H41
H52
I24
I25
I28
J15
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Document Type: 
Article

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