The Effect of Immigrant Peers in Vocational Schools

  title={The Effect of Immigrant Peers in Vocational Schools},
  author={T. Frattini and Elena Maschi},
  journal={Labor: Human Capital eJournal},
  • T. Frattini, Elena Maschi
  • Published 2018
  • Psychology
  • Labor: Human Capital eJournal
  • This paper provides new evidence on how the presence of immigrant peers in the classroom affects native student achievement. The analysis is based on longitudinal administrative data on two cohorts of vocational training students in Italy’s largest region. Vocational training institutions provide the ideal setting for studying these effects because they attract not only disproportionately high shares of immigrants but also the lowest ability native students. We adopt a value added model, and… CONTINUE READING
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