Intergenerational transmissions and the school-to-work transition of 2. generation immigrants
Nina Smith and
Leif Husted ()
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Leif Husted: Centre for Labour Market and Social Research, Aarhus School of Business, Postal: The Aarhus School of Business, Prismet, Silkeborgvej 2, DK 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
No 01-4, CLS Working Papers from University of Aarhus, Aarhus School of Business, Centre for Labour Market and Social Research
We analyse the extent of intergenerational transmission through parental capital, ethnic capital and neighbourhood effects on several aspects of the school-to-work transition of 2. generation immigrants and young ethnic Danes. The main findings are that parental capital has strong positive effects on the probability of completing a qualifying education and on the entry into the labour market, but it has a much smaller impact on the duration of the first employment spell and on the wage level. Growing up in neighbourhoods with a high concentration of immigrants is associated with negative labour market prospects both for young natives and 2. generation immigrants.
Keywords: School-to-work transition; Second generation immigrants; Intergenerational transmission; Parental capital; Ethnic capital; Neighbourhood effects (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J61 J71 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 36 pages
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Working Paper: Intergenerational Transmissions and the School-to-Work Transition of 2nd Generation Immigrants (2001)
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