Education and Early Career Outcomes of Second-Generation Immigrants in France
Ecole Polytechnique, Paris - Department of Economic Sciences; National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE) - National School for Statistical and Economic Administration (ENSAE); Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA); Center for Interuniversity Research and Analysis on Organization (CIRANO)
Toulouse School of Economics (University of Toulouse 1 - GREMAQ)
December 1, 2008
GATE Working Paper No. 08-36
We estimate a flexible dynamic model of education choices and early career employment outcomes of the French population. Individuals are allowed to choose between 4 options: continue to the next grade, accept a permanent contract, accept a temporary contract, or withdraw from the labor force (a residual state). Our analysis focuses on the comparison between French Second-Generation Immigrants whose parents are born in Africa and French-natives. We find that schooling attainments explain around two thirds of the differences in access to early career employment stability. However, one third cannot be linked to observed investment in human capital.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 29
Keywords: Second-generation immigrants, schooling attainments, fixed term employment
JEL Classification: I2, J15, J24, J41working papers series
Date posted: January 24, 2009 ; Last revised: April 15, 2011
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