Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/92233
Authors: 
Nielsen, Helena Skyt
Rangvid, Beatrice Schindler
Year of Publication: 
2012
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA Journal of Migration [ISSN:] 2193-9039 [Publisher:] Springer [Place:] Heidelberg [Volume:] 1 [Year:] 2012 [Pages:] 1-23
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 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
J620
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Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
Document Type: 
Article
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