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Where do you come from, where do you go? Assessing skills gaps and labour market outcomes for young adults with different immigration backgrounds

Alison Cathles, Dongshu Ou (), Simone Sasso, Mary Setrana and Tom van Veen

International Journal of Educational Development, 2021, vol. 86, issue C

Abstract: Using PISA and PIAAC data from twelve OECD countries, we examine the gap in cognitive skills among immigrants and natives and evaluate how those differences have evolved over time. We also consider how demographics, family background and school quality explain the development of cognitive skills of young people with immigrant backgrounds. The results show, first, that some convergence in skills occurs between second-generation immigrants and natives over time. Second, demographics, family background and school quality variables all contribute to the achievement gaps across different groups.

Keywords: School quality and education performance; Migration and education (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I24 I25 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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DOI: 10.1016/j.ijedudev.2021.102466

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