Catching up? The educational mobility of migrants’ and natives’ children in Europe

Oberdabernig, Doris Anita; Schneebaum, Alyssa (2017). Catching up? The educational mobility of migrants’ and natives’ children in Europe. Applied economics, 49(37), pp. 3701-3728. Routledge 10.1080/00036846.2016.1267843

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Migrants into European countries are often less educated than European natives. We analyse whether migrants’ children are more or less likely than natives’ children to achieve upward educational mobility across generations, and study differences in the factors, which contribute to differences in mobility for the two groups. We find that migrants’ descendants are more often upwardly mobile (and less often downwardly mobile) than their native peers in the majority of countries studied, and show that the main factor contributing to these patterns is the education level of parents. Although a lower parental education means that their children are less likely to access the same amount of human, social and financial capital as children of more highly educated parents, migrants’ descendants over the last two generations were able to make significant progress in reducing education gaps with natives.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

02 Faculty of Law > Department of Economic Law > World Trade Institute
10 Strategic Research Centers > World Trade Institute

02 Faculty of Law > Department of Economic Law > NCCR International Trade Regulation

UniBE Contributor:

Oberdabernig, Doris Anita

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 340 Law
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 380 Commerce, communications & transportation
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics

ISSN:

0003-6846

Publisher:

Routledge

Language:

English

Submitter:

Rebecca Anne Gilgen

Date Deposited:

21 Dec 2016 16:58

Last Modified:

26 Oct 2019 19:13

Publisher DOI:

10.1080/00036846.2016.1267843

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.91723

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/91723

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