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ERIC Number: EJ894394
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0964-5292
Source Country Differences in Test Score Gaps: Evidence from Denmark
Rangvid, Beatrice Schindler
Education Economics, v18 n3 p269-295 Sep 2010
We combine data from three studies for Denmark in the PISA 2000 framework to investigate differences in the native-immigrant test score gap by country of origin. In addition to the controls available from PISA data sources, we use student-level data on home background and individual migration histories linked from administrative registers. We find that second-generation students from Lebanon and Pakistan increase their reading scores substantially compared with the first generation, while there is no improvement for students from Turkey, the single largest immigrant group. Native-immigrant gaps in mathematics are generally smaller than in reading skills, suggesting that part of the native-immigrant gap is due to lower language proficiency of immigrant students. (Contains 8 tables, 1 figure, and 10 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 9; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Denmark; Lebanon; Pakistan; Turkey; Yugoslavia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment