Intergenerational Transmissions and the School-to-Work Transition of 2nd Generation Immigrants
Helena Nielsen (),
Michael Rosholm (),
Nina Smith () and
Leif Husted ()
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Leif Husted: KORA - Danish Institute for Local and Regional Government Research
No 296, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)
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 nd 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 nd generation immigrants.
Keywords: parental capital; intergenerational transmission; second generation immigrants; School-to-work transition; ethnic capital; neighbourhood effects (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J61 J71 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2003, 16 (4), 755-786
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