DP9117 Young immigrant children and their educational attainment

Author(s): Asako Ohinata, Jan C. van Ours
Publication Date: September 2012
Keyword(s): Educational attainment, Immigrant children
JEL(s): I21, J15
Programme Areas: Labour Economics
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We analyze the determinants of reading literacy, mathematical skills and science skills of young immigrant children in the Netherlands. We find that these are affected by age at immigration and whether or not one of the parents is native Dutch.