Does Immigration Affect the Long-Term Educational Outcomes of Natives? Quasi-Experimental Evidence

27 Pages Posted: 8 Oct 2009

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Eric D. Gould

Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Department of Economics; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Victor Lavy

University of Warwick - Department of Economics; Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Department of Economics; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

M. Daniele Paserman

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Abstract

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.

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Gould, Eric D. and Lavy, Victor and Daniele Paserman, M., Does Immigration Affect the Long-Term Educational Outcomes of Natives? Quasi-Experimental Evidence (0000). The Economic Journal, Vol. 119, Issue 540, pp. 1243-1269, October 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1484244 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0297.2009.02271.x

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