Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/181357
Authors: 
Cathles, Alison
Ou, Dongshu
Sasso, Simone
Setrana, Mary
van Veen, Tom
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 7157
Abstract: 
This paper analyzes numeracy and literacy skills of migrants, using PISA and PIAAC data from twelve OECD countries. Our results first show some convergence of the skills gap between the second generation immigrants and the natives over time. Second, the gap in literacy skills among the first-generation and natives and among first-generation and second-generation immigrants has increased over time. Third, demographics and family background contribute to the achievement gaps between different groups. Fourth, school input variables do contribute to skills gaps of young adults with different immigrant backgrounds. Fifth, an immigrant background does not appear to affect the chances of studying in a STEM field.
JEL: 
I24
I25
Document Type: 
Working Paper
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