The Effect of Immigration on Natives’ School Performance

@article{Bossavie2020TheEO,
  title={The Effect of Immigration on Natives’ School Performance},
  author={Laurent Bossavie},
  journal={The Journal of Human Resources},
  year={2020},
  volume={55},
  pages={733 - 766}
}
  • Laurent Bossavie
  • Published 5 September 2018
  • Economics
  • The Journal of Human Resources
This paper investigates the effects of exposure to immigrant classmates on natives’ scholastic achievement. I utilize rare information on age at migration to estimate separate spillover effects by duration of stay of immigrant classmates and use cohort-by-cohort changes in immigrant presence within schools to identify treatment effects. I find that exposure to immigrant students who have been in the country for a few years has no effect on natives. A small negative effect of recent immigrants… 

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