How Immigrant Children Affect the Academic Achievement of Native Dutch Children

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Asako Ohinata

University of Leicester - Department of Economics

Jan C. van Ours

Tilburg University - Department of Economics; University of Melbourne - Department of Economics

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Date Written: August 2013

Abstract

In this article, we analyse how the share of immigrant children in the classroom affects the educational attainment of native Dutch children. Our analysis uses data from various sources, which allow us to characterise educational attainment in terms of reading literacy, mathematical skills and science skills. Our results suggest that Dutch students face a worse learning environment when they are studying with more immigrant students in the classroom. However, we do not find strong evidence of negative spill‐over effects from the presence of immigrant children on the academic performance of the native Dutch students.

Suggested Citation

Ohinata, Asako and van Ours, Jan C., How Immigrant Children Affect the Academic Achievement of Native Dutch Children (August 2013). The Economic Journal, Vol. 123, Issue 570, pp. F308-F331, 2013, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2319611 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ecoj.12052

Asako Ohinata (Contact Author)

University of Leicester - Department of Economics ( email )

Department of Economics
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United Kingdom

Jan C. Van Ours

Tilburg University - Department of Economics ( email )

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Tilburg, 5000 LE
Netherlands
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University of Melbourne - Department of Economics ( email )

Melbourne, 3010
Australia

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