Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/31882
Authors: 
Kristen, Cornelia
Granato, Nadia
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
IAB discussion paper 2007,4
Abstract: 
With the German Microcensus we study the second generation's educational attainment in Germany focusing on the descendants of classic labour migrants. Our results show that educational outcomes in terms of attending or completing the highest schooling track leading to the Abitur considerably vary among different ethnic groups. Second generation young adults, in particular Turks and Italians, experience pronounced disadvantages in comparison to their German peers. The central question in this context is to what extent ethnic stratification in the German school system is related to educational and social background. Our findings suggest that ethnic disadvantages primarily result from social rather than from specific ethnic inequalities, since initial differences in the chances of attaining the Abitur disappear after considering educational and social origin, the only exception being Italian young adults.
Subjects: 
ausländische Kinder
zweite Generation
Schulleistung
Schulabschluss
soziale Herkunft - Auswirkungen
Bildungsniveau
ausländische Jugendliche
Abitur - Quote
ethnische Gruppe - Auswirkungen
Mikrozensus
Bildungschancengleichheit
Türken
Italiener
Benachteiligung
benachteiligte Jugendliche
Minderheiten
Jugoslawen
Griechen
Spanier
Portugiesen
Einwanderer
geschlechtsspezifische Faktoren
Westdeutschland
Bundesrepublik Deutschland
JEL: 
I21
J61
J62
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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