The Effect of Immigrant Concentration in Schools on Native and Immigrant Children's Reading and Math Skills

@inproceedings{Jensen2011TheEO,
  title={The Effect of Immigrant Concentration in Schools on Native and Immigrant Children's Reading and Math Skills},
  author={Peter K.A. Jensen and Astrid W{\"u}rtz Rasmussen},
  year={2011}
}
Using a unique and very rich PISA dataset from Denmark, we show that the immigrant concentration in the school influences reading and math skills for both immigrant children and native children. Overall, children in schools with a high immigrant concentration score lower on reading and math test scores. The negative effects associated with attending a school with a high immigrant concentration are fairly robust across estimation methods. IV estimates, taking into consideration that parental… CONTINUE READING

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