Spillover Effects of Studying with Immigrant Students; A Quantile Regression Approach

CentER Discussion Paper Series No. 2013-058

32 Pages Posted: 7 Nov 2013

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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

Date Written: November 6, 2013

Abstract

We analyze how the share of immigrant children in the classroom affects the educational attainment of native Dutch children in terms of their language and math performance at the end of primary school. Our paper studies the spill-over effects at different parts of the test score distribution of native Dutch students using a quantile regression approach. We find no evidence of negative spillover effects of the classroom presence of immigrant children at the median of the test score distribution. In addition, there is no indication that these spill-over effects are present at other parts of the distribution.

Keywords: Immigrant children; Peer effects; Educational attainment

JEL Classification: I21, J15

Suggested Citation

Ohinata, Asako and van Ours, Jan C., Spillover Effects of Studying with Immigrant Students; A Quantile Regression Approach (November 6, 2013). CentER Discussion Paper Series No. 2013-058. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2350796 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2350796

Asako Ohinata (Contact Author)

University of Leicester - Department of Economics ( email )

Department of Economics
Leicester LE1 7RH, Leicestershire LE1 7RH
United Kingdom

Jan C. Van Ours

Tilburg University - Department of Economics ( email )

P.O. Box 90153
Tilburg, 5000 LE
Netherlands
+31 13 466 2880 (Phone)
+31 13 466 3042 (Fax)

University of Melbourne - Department of Economics ( email )

Melbourne, 3010
Australia

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