Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/82543
Authors: 
Åslund, Olof
Edin, Per-Anders
Fredriksson, Peter
Grönqvist, Hans
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, Department of Economics, Uppsala University 2010:27
Abstract: 
We examine to what extent immigrant school performance is affected by the characteristics of the neighborhoods that they grow up in. We address this issue using a refugee placement policy which provides exogenous variation in the initial place of residence in Sweden. The main result is that school performance is increasing in the number of highly educated adults sharing the subject's ethnicity. A standard deviation increase in the fraction of high-educated in the assigned neighborhood raises compulsory school GPA by 0.9 percentile ranks. Particularly for disadvantaged groups, there are also long-run effects on educational attainment.
Subjects: 
Peer effects
Ethnic enclaves
Immigration
School performance
JEL: 
J15
I20
Z13
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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