Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/58422
Authors: 
Skyt Nielsen, Helena
Schindler Rangvid, Beatrice
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6242
Abstract: 
In this paper, we employ register data for eight cohorts of second-generation immigrant pupils to identify the impact of each parent's years since migration on their children's school achievements. We exploit local variation in years since migration and within-family variation. We find evidence of a positive impact of parents' years since migration on children's academic achievement. Mothers' years of residence tend to be more important for Danish, while fathers' years of residence tend to be more important for math. The effects vary by gender, and family-specific effects influence girls' and boys' educational attainment differently.
Subjects: 
intergenerational mobility
years since migration
scholastic achievement
immigrant children
second generation
fixed effects
JEL: 
I21
J12
J62
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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