Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Age at Immigration and School Performance: A Siblings Analysis Using Swedish Register Data
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, The Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI).
2005 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

There is a gap in school performance between native and immigrant pupils in Sweden.This article analyzes the role of age at immigration, which is believed to be an importantdeterminant of this gap, since it is inversely related to the time spent acquiring Swedenspecificskills before graduation. The analysis exploits within-family variation in a largeset of register data on immigrant siblings (and native children) graduating fromcompulsory school between 1988 and 2003. The estimated negative impact from shortduration of residence prior to graduation is significantly less than the one observed usinga standard cross-sectional approach which fails to net out family-fixed effects. Thecritical age at arrival is about 10. Above this age, there is a strong negative impact onperformance, where the sibling-difference estimates are 27-54 percent less negative thanthe cross-sectional ones. The results show both similarities and striking differencesbetween boys and girls and between children of different origin. Moreover, children withshort duration of residence perform significantly better in mathematics than in a range ofsubjects taken together. This demonstrates the importance of Sweden-specific skills.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. , 39 p.
Series
Swedish Institute for Social Research, ISSN 0283-8222 ; 6/2005
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-72353OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-72353DiVA: diva2:492755
Available from: 2012-02-08 Created: 2012-02-08 Last updated: 2012-02-08Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

A. Böhlmark WP 6/2005(290 kB)248 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT02.pdfFile size 290 kBChecksum SHA-512
03c10eb325d6fbd6ad30146a6e07f1e30c3479719c99ca756a848d7501cf30aec9970156d8427df8e0730d692e9dfa97808dcbac1658e9d8a0ff27b9cf4b5258
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Böhlmark, Anders
By organisation
The Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI)
Economics

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 248 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 110 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf