DP8653 Immigration and the School System
|Author(s):||Facundo Albornoz-Crespo, Antonio Cabrales, Esther Hauk|
|Publication Date:||November 2011|
|Keyword(s):||education, immigrant sorting, immigration, parental involvement, school resources|
|JEL(s):||I20, I21, I28, J24, J61|
|Programme Areas:||Labour Economics, Public Economics|
|Link to this Page:||cepr.org/active/publications/discussion_papers/dp.php?dpno=8653|
Immigration is an important problem in many societies, and it has wide-ranging eects on the educational systems of host countries. There is a now a large empirical literature, but very little theoretical work on this topic. We introduce a model of family immigration in a framework where school quality and student outcomes are determined endogenously. This allows us to explain the selection of immigrants in terms of parental motivation and the policies which favor a positive selection. Also, we can study the eect of immigration on the school system and how school quality may self-reinforce immigrants' and natives' choices.