Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/126474
Authors: 
Luthra, Renee Reichl
Soehl, Thomas
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
ISER Working Paper Series 2014-28
Abstract: 
This paper assesses estimates of immigrant intergenerationa l mobility that are based on aggregate data sources. We show that aggregation bias strongly inflates estimates of the relationship between immigrants' educational attainment and the educational attainment of their children. Compared to natives, the educational transmission process between parent and child is much weaker in immigrant families. A number of group-level processes, such as societal discrimination, ethnic segregation, or ethnic networks, may render group characteristics more important predictors of second generation educational attainment than parental education.
Subjects: 
immigration
intergenerational mobility
education
JEL: 
I21
J15
J62
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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