Does Immigration Affect the Long-Term Educational Outcomes of Natives? Quasi-Experimental Evidence
Eric D. Gould
Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Department of Economics; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Department of Economics; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); University of Warwick - Department of Economics
M. Daniele Paserman
affiliation not provided to SSRN
The Economic Journal, Vol. 119, Issue 540, pp. 1243-1269, October 2009
This article uses the mass migration wave to Israel in the 1990s to examine the impact of immigrant concentration during elementary school on the long-term academic outcomes of native students in high school. The results suggest that the overall presence of immigrants in a grade had an adverse effect on the chances of passing the high school matriculation exam, which is necessary to attend college. This result is robust to a variety of alternative specifications. We also perform a ‘placebo’ analysis which shows that the high school outcomes of natives are affected only by the immigrant concentration in their own 5th grade class.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 27Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: October 8, 2009
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