Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/149441
Authors: 
Cattaneo, Maria A.
Wolter, Stefan C.
Year of Publication: 
2015
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA Journal of Migration [ISSN:] 2193-9039 [Volume:] 4 [Year:] 2015 [Pages:] 1-19
Abstract: 
Switzerland changed its migration policy in the 1990s from a "non-qualified only" policy to one of almost free movement of labor. To analyze the impact of this policy change on the schooling outcomes of children of first-generation migrants, the paper compares the PISA results of first-generation pupils in 2000 with the scores of children tested in 2009, whose parents immigrated after the policy changed. We find that around 75% of the 40-point increase in the PISA score of first-generation immigrant students was due to changes in the individual background characteristics of their parents and to improved school composition.
Subjects: 
Migration
PISA
Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition
Natural experiment
JEL: 
I21
I24
J15
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Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Document Type: 
Article
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