Immigration and the School System

50 Pages Posted: 29 Nov 2011

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Facundo Albornoz

University of Birmingham

Antonio Cabrales

University College London - Department of Economics

Esther Hauk

Instituto de Análisis Económic (IAE) Barcelona

Date Written: November 2011

Abstract

Immigration is an important problem in many societies, and it has wide-ranging eects on the educational systems of host countries. There is a now a large empirical literature, but very little theoretical work on this topic. We introduce a model of family immigration in a framework where school quality and student outcomes are determined endogenously. This allows us to explain the selection of immigrants in terms of parental motivation and the policies which favor a positive selection. Also, we can study the effect of immigration on the school system and how school quality may self-reinforce immigrants' and natives' choices.

Keywords: education, immigrant sorting, immigration, parental involvement, school resources

JEL Classification: I20, I21, I28, J24, J61

Suggested Citation

Albornoz, Facundo and Cabrales, Antonio and Hauk, Esther, Immigration and the School System (November 2011). CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP8653. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1965917

Facundo Albornoz (Contact Author)

University of Birmingham ( email )

Economics Department
Birmingham, B15 2TT
United Kingdom

Antonio Cabrales

University College London - Department of Economics ( email )

Drayton House, 30 Gordon Street
30 Gordon Street
London, WC1H 0AX
United Kingdom

Esther Hauk

Instituto de Análisis Económic (IAE) Barcelona ( email )

Barcelona, Bellaterra 08193
Spain

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