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Immigration background and the intergenerational correlation in education [electronic resource] / Deborah A. Cobb-Clark and Trong-Ha Nguyen
Bib ID 4976305
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline
Author
Cobb-Clark, Deborah A
 
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Description [Parkville, Vic.] : Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, 2010 
Invalid ISBN 9780734042217
Series

Melbourne Institute working paper (Online) ; no. 10/9.

PANDORA electronic collection.

Technical Details

Mode of access: Internet via the World Wide Web. Available at: http://www.melbourneinstitute.com/wp/wp2010n09.pdf. 

System requirements: Adobe Acrobat reader to read pdf file. 

Summary

This paper analyzes the degree of intergenerational education mobility among immigrant and native-born youth in Australia. We find that young Australians from non-English-speaking background (NESB) immigrant families have an educational advantage over their Englishspeaking background (ESB) immigrant and Australian-born peers. Moreover, while highlyeducated Australian-born mothers and fathers transfer separate and roughly equal educational advantages to their children, outcomes for ESB (NESB) youth are most closely linked to the educational attainment of their fathers (mothers). On balance, intergenerational mobility in families with two highly-educated parents appears to be much the same for Australian-born and ESB families and is somewhat greater for NESB families. Finally, the greater importance that NESB mothers attribute to education appears to mitigate the educational penalty associated with socio-economic disadvantage.

Notes

Title from title screen (viewed on September 27, 2010).

"June 2010".

"The data used for this research come from the Youth in Focus Project ...".

Includes bibliographical references (p. 26-28).

Text.

Also available in a print version.

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Subjects Children of immigrants -- Education -- Australia.  |  Educational mobility -- Australia.  |  Education -- Australia.  |  Immigrants -- Australia -- Economic conditions.
Other authors/contributors Nguyen, Trong-Ha  |  Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research  |  Youth in Focus Project

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