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Peer Effects, Social Multipliers and Migrants at School: An International Comparison

Entorf, Horst and Lauk, Martina (2006):
Peer Effects, Social Multipliers and Migrants at School: An International Comparison.
Darmstadt, In: Darmstadt Discussion Papers in Economics, [Online-Edition: http://econstor.eu/bitstream/10419/32089/1/511220901.PDF],
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Abstract

This article analyses the school performance of migrants dependent on peer groups in different international schooling environments. Using data from the international OECD PISA test, we consider social interaction within and between groups of natives and migrants. Results based on social multipliers (Glaeser et al. 2000, 2003) suggest that both native-tonative and migrant-to-migrant peer effects are higher in ability-differencing school systems than in comprehensive schools. Thus, non-comprehensive school systems seem to magnify the already existing educational inequality between students with a low parental socioeconomic migration background and children from more privileged families. Students with a migration background and a disadvantageous parental status would benefit from higher diversity within schools.

Item Type: Report
Erschienen: 2006
Creators: Entorf, Horst and Lauk, Martina
Title: Peer Effects, Social Multipliers and Migrants at School: An International Comparison
Language: English
Abstract:

This article analyses the school performance of migrants dependent on peer groups in different international schooling environments. Using data from the international OECD PISA test, we consider social interaction within and between groups of natives and migrants. Results based on social multipliers (Glaeser et al. 2000, 2003) suggest that both native-tonative and migrant-to-migrant peer effects are higher in ability-differencing school systems than in comprehensive schools. Thus, non-comprehensive school systems seem to magnify the already existing educational inequality between students with a low parental socioeconomic migration background and children from more privileged families. Students with a migration background and a disadvantageous parental status would benefit from higher diversity within schools.

Series Name: Darmstadt Discussion Papers in Economics
Volume: 164
Place of Publication: Darmstadt
Uncontrolled Keywords: Peer effects, migration, education, social multipliers, school systems, parental socioeconomic background
Divisions: 01 Department of Law and Economics
01 Department of Law and Economics > Volkswirtschaftliche Fachgebiete
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2009 14:13
Official URL: http://econstor.eu/bitstream/10419/32089/1/511220901.PDF
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JEL Classification: I21

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