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Growing up in ethnic enclaves : language proficiency and educational attainment of immigrant children / Alexander M. Danzer (KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, IZA, CReAM, and CESifo), Carsten Feuerbaum (KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt), Marc Piopiunik (ifo Institute at the University of Munich and CESifo), Ludger Woessmann (University of Munich, ifo Institute, IZA, and CESifo) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserDanzer, Alexander M. ; Feuerbaum, Carsten ; Piopiunik, Marc ; Woessmann, Ludger
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, June 2018
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SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 11608
URNurn:nbn:de:hbz:5:2-159948 
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Does a high regional concentration of immigrants of the same ethnicity affect immigrant children's acquisition of host-country language skills and educational attainment? We exploit the exogenous placement of guest workers from five ethnicities across German regions during the 1960s and 1970s in a model with region and ethnicity fixed effects. Our results indicate that exposure to a higher own-ethnic concentration impairs immigrant childrens host-country language proficiency and increases school dropout. A key mediating factor for this effect is parents' lower speaking proficiency in the host-country language, whereas inter-ethnic contacts with natives and economic conditions do not play a role.