Educational Achievement of Second Generation Immigrants: An International Comparison

  title={Educational Achievement of Second Generation Immigrants: An International Comparison},
  author={Christian Dustmann and Tommaso Frattini and ° GianandreaLanzara},
This paper investigates the educational achievements of second generation immigrants in several OECD countries in a comparative perspective. We first show that the educational achievement (measured as test scores in PISA achievement tests) of children of immigrants is quite heterogeneous across countries, and strongly related to achievements of the parent generation. The disadvantage considerably reduces, and even disappears for some countries, once we condition on parental background… CONTINUE READING


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