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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)

Abstract: 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)
Date: 2001-05
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Published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2003, 16 (4), 755-786

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