Age at Immigration and Educational Attainment of Young Immigrants

CentER Discussion Paper No. 2005-11

11 Pages Posted: 21 Feb 2005

See all articles by Jan C. van Ours

Jan C. van Ours

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

Justus Veenman

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Institute for Sociological and Economic Research; Tinbergen Institute

Date Written: January 2005

Abstract

For immigrants who arrive in a country at a young age it is easier to assimilate than for teenagers. This paper investigates up to what immigration age the educational attainment of young immigrants in the Netherlands is similar to the educational attainment of second-generation immigrants, who were born in the country having at least one immigrant parent. It appears that this borderline immigration age depends on gender and country of origin.

Keywords: Young immigrants, educational attainment, age at immigration

JEL Classification: J15, J61

Suggested Citation

van Ours, Jan C. and Veenman, Justus, Age at Immigration and Educational Attainment of Young Immigrants (January 2005). CentER Discussion Paper No. 2005-11. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=670130 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.670130

Jan C. Van Ours (Contact Author)

Tilburg University - Department of Economics ( email )

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University of Melbourne - Department of Economics ( email )

Melbourne, 3010
Australia

Justus Veenman

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Institute for Sociological and Economic Research ( email )

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3000 DR Rotterdam
Netherlands
+31 10 408 2776 (Phone)
+31 10 408 9141 (Fax)

Tinbergen Institute

Burg. Oudlaan 50
Rotterdam, 3062 PA
Netherlands

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