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The effect of immigrant peers in vocational schools / Tommaso Frattini (University of Milan, LdA, CReAM and IZA), Elena Meschi (University of Venice CaFoscari) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserFrattini, Tommaso In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen In Wikipedia suchen nach Tommaso Frattini ; Meschi, Elena In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen In Wikipedia suchen nach Elena Meschi
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen In Wikipedia suchen nach Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, September 2017
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SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 11027
URNurn:nbn:de:hbz:5:2-139577 Persistent Identifier (URN)
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This paper provides new evidence on how the presence of immigrant peers in the classroom affects native student achievement. The analysis is based on longitudinal administrative data on two cohorts of vocational training students in Italy's largest region. Vocational training institutions provide the ideal setting for studying these effects because they attract not only disproportionately high shares of immigrants but also the lowest ability native students. We adopt a value added model, and exploit within-school variation both within and across cohorts for identification. Our results show small negative average effects on maths test scores that are larger for low ability native students, strongly non-linear and only observable in classes with a high (top 20%) immigrant concentration. These outcomes are driven by classes with a high average linguistic distance between immigrants and natives, with no apparent role played by ethnic diversity.