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How immigrant children affect the academic achievement of native Dutch children

Asako Ohinata () and Jan van Ours ()

No 2012012, Norface Discussion Paper Series from Norface Research Programme on Migration, Department of Economics, University College London

Abstract: In this paper, we analyze how the share of immigrant children in the classroom affects the educational attainment of native Dutch children. Our analysis uses data from various sources, which allow us to characterize educational attainment in terms of reading literacy, mathematical skills and science skills. We do not find strong evidence of negative spill-over effects from immigrant children to native Dutch children. Immigrant children themselves experience negative language spill-over effects from a high share of immigrant children in the classroom but no spill-over effects on maths and science skills.

Keywords: educational attainment; immigrant children; peer effects. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I21 J15 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2012-01
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