DP9736 Spillover effects of studying with immigrant students; a quantile regression approach

Author(s): Asako Ohinata, Jan C. van Ours
Publication Date: November 2013
Keyword(s): Educational attainment, Immigrant children, Peer effects
JEL(s): I21, J15
Programme Areas: Labour Economics
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We analyze how the share of immigrant children in the classroom affects the educational attainment of native Dutch children in terms of their language and math performance at the end of primary school. Our paper studies the spill-over effects at different parts of the test score distribution of native Dutch students using a quantile regression approach. We find no evidence of negative spillover effects of the classroom presence of immigrant children at the median of the test score distribution. In addition, there is no indication that these spill-over effects are present at other parts of the distribution.