Title When the Second Generation do not Lag behind: Evidence on the Academic Performance of Children of Immigrants in Andalusia
Authors Alvarez-Sotomayor, Alberto, MARTÍNEZ COUSINOU, GLORIA, Rubio, David Gutierrez, MARTÍNEZ COUSINOU, GLORIA
External publication No
Means Estud. Sobre Educ.
Scope Article
Nature Científica
JCR Quartile 4
SJR Quartile 3
SJR Impact 0.21600
Area International
Publication date 01/06/2015
ISI 000413807900003
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-84937416490
DOI 10.15581/004.28.51-78
Abstract This paper contributes to the knowledge about the academic attainment of children of immigrants in Spain and, specifically, in Andalusia. By using data from PISA, it is analyzed both the gap between immigrant and native students, and the effect that several variables of interest produce on such gap. Results confirm the already known academic disadvantage of immigrant students, but they also reveal an aspect that has been scarcely spread: second generation pupils and those coming from mixed parental couples perform as well as their native peers do. Higher educational level of their parents and higher household socio-cultural level contribute significantly to their outcomes.
Keywords academic achievement; children of immigrants; PISA; factors of academic achievement
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