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Native-immigrant gaps in educational and school-to-work transitions in the 2nd generation: the role of gender and ethnicity

(2016) ECONOMIST. 164(2). p.159-186
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We study how native-immigrant gaps in educational trajectories and school-to-work transitions vary by gender. Using longitudinal Belgian data and adjusting for family background and educational sorting, we find that second-generation immigrants, especially Turks and Moroccans, lag behind natives. In particular, we observe that immigrant students are less likely to finish secondary education or begin tertiary education on time. They are also less likely to transition into work successfully. These performance gaps are substantially larger for female immigrants. In addition, we study demographic behaviors to test the hypothesis that attributes the gender differences in educational and economic ethnic gaps to cultural differences between immigrants and natives.
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School-to-work transitions, Ethnic minorities, Dynamic selection bias, Gender differentials, Educational attainment, Belgium

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Baert, Stijn, Frank Heiland, and Sanders Korenman. 2016. “Native-immigrant Gaps in Educational and School-to-work Transitions in the 2nd Generation: The Role of Gender and Ethnicity.” Economist 164 (2): 159–186.
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Baert, Stijn, Heiland, F., & Korenman, S. (2016). Native-immigrant gaps in educational and school-to-work transitions in the 2nd generation: the role of gender and ethnicity. ECONOMIST, 164(2), 159–186.
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Baert S, Heiland F, Korenman S. Native-immigrant gaps in educational and school-to-work transitions in the 2nd generation: the role of gender and ethnicity. ECONOMIST. 2016;164(2):159–86.
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Baert, Stijn, Frank Heiland, and Sanders Korenman. “Native-immigrant Gaps in Educational and School-to-work Transitions in the 2nd Generation: The Role of Gender and Ethnicity.” ECONOMIST 164.2 (2016): 159–186. Print.
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  abstract     = {We study how native-immigrant gaps in educational trajectories and school-to-work transitions vary by gender. Using longitudinal Belgian data and adjusting for family background and educational sorting, we find that second-generation immigrants, especially Turks and Moroccans, lag behind natives. In particular, we observe that immigrant students are less likely to finish secondary education or begin tertiary education on time. They are also less likely to transition into work successfully. These performance gaps are substantially larger for female immigrants. In addition, we study demographic behaviors to test the hypothesis that attributes the gender differences in educational and economic ethnic gaps to cultural differences between immigrants and natives.},
  author       = {Baert, Stijn and Heiland, Frank and Korenman, Sanders},
  issn         = {0013-063X},
  journal      = {ECONOMIST},
  keyword      = {School-to-work transitions,Ethnic minorities,Dynamic selection bias,Gender differentials,Educational attainment,Belgium},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {159--186},
  title        = {Native-immigrant gaps in educational and school-to-work transitions in the 2nd generation: the role of gender and ethnicity},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10645-016-9273-4},
  volume       = {164},
  year         = {2016},
}

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