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Ethnic externalities and 2nd generation immigrants

Yaman, F. (2011). Ethnic externalities and 2nd generation immigrants (Report No. 11/08). London, UK: Department of Economics, City University London.

Abstract

I analyze the role of regional ethnic capital – defined as the average years of schooling of ethnic groups – in the educational attainment of young second generation immigrants in Germany and whether results are sensitive to regional aggregation. I find evidence for externalities of ethnic capital for ethnic groups at the regional level. A higher average education of ethnics makes attendance of higher-quality secondary schools more likely. Moreover, the marginal effect of the externality is increasing in the ethnic concentration in the region. However, if higher than regional aggregates are used for the measurement of ethnic capital, no externalities are detected.

Publication Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Additional Information: © 2011 Firat Yaman.
Publisher Keywords: 2nd generation immigrants, ethnic capital, ethnic concentration
Subjects: J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Departments: School of Arts & Social Sciences > Economics > Discussion Paper Series
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/1413
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