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ERIC Number: EJ842059
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0272-7757
Educational Progression of Second-Generation Immigrants and Immigrant Children
Colding, Bjorg; Husted, Leif; Hummelgaard, Hans
Economics of Education Review, v28 n4 p434-443 Aug 2009
This paper provides important new insights into the reasons for the observed gap in educational attainment between children of immigrants and natives in Denmark using a dynamic discrete model of educational choices to determine at what stages of their educational careers children of immigrants face barriers to educational progression and how background characteristics affect educational choices at different points in the educational system. The main findings of the paper are that dropout rates from vocational upper secondary education are much higher among children of immigrants and that strengthening family characteristics reduces the dropout rates. However, behavioral differences and/or differences in constraints and institutional factors are also important barriers and thus determinants of the observed educational gaps as is age at immigration. (Contains 9 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Denmark