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Immigrants’ educational selectivity positively influences their children’s level of education
Generally, the pre-migration characteristics of immigrant parents tend to be overlooked when trying to explain the educational and occupational outcomes of their children. However, along with experiences in the host country, previous experiences made in their country of origin also shape the present and future of both immigrants and their descendants. [...]
An interview with Anne Goujon (Vienna Institute of Demography, Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital) on education. Questions: 1. We are constantly told that education will be the key in dealing with future challenges. What do we know about the role education played in European societies in the 20th century? 2. How can you complete missing data about education in a reliable way? 3. What are the main obstacles in this process of data reconstruction? 4. Once this data is completed, what can we learn from it for the future? [...]
An interview with Ross McMillan (Bocconi University) on health over the life course. Questions: 1. I often hear that highly educated people are healthier in old age. Do I have to worry now because I don’t have a university degree? 2. What explains the health differences between people who otherwise live in similar circumstances? 3. How exactly can my cognitive abilities have an impact on my health? 4. Which impact could your findings have on policy makers? Should there be compulsory health education for young children in school for example? [...]
Interview with Amparo González-Ferrer
What are the specific difficulties that pupils of immigrant background face in the education systems? [...]
This book, edited by Anthony Heath and Yaël Brinbaum investigates the educational careers of the second-generation groups in ten western countries - Belgium, Britain, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and the USA. The contributing authors use large-scale national datasets and harmonised analyses of outcomes to identify patterns of success and failure in education and the mechanisms underlying such inequalities. [...]
Comparing Migrant Achievement Penalties in Western Europe
Across Europe, statistics show that children from migrant families are less successful in school then other pupils. In a recent article Camilla Borgna and Dalit Contini examine the impact of educational systems and provide explanations beyond language skills and socio-economic background.Using data from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) survey, the authors compare results for 17 countries. They focus on second-generation immigrants and their achievements at the end of compulsory schooling, about age 15. [...]
This book by Wolfgang Lutz, William P. Butz, and Samir KC addresses systematically and quantitatively the role of educational attainment in global population trends and models. Seven background chapters summarise past trends in fertility, mortality, migration, and education; examine relevant theories and identify key determining factors; and set the assumptions that are subsequently translated into alternative scenario projections to 2100. [...]
Les conséquences à long terme du divorce et la probabilité d’obtenir un diplôme universitaire
La séparation des parents pourrait-elle affecter les chances de l’enfant d’obtenir un diplôme universitaire ? En étudiant le divorce dans quatorze pays (Australie, Autriche, Belgique, Bulgarie, Estonie, France, Géorgie, Hongrie, Italie, Lituanie, Norvège, Pays-Bas, Roumanie et Russie), Fabrizio Bernardi et Jonas Radl ont étudié les conséquences à long terme du divorce sur la scolarité de l’enfant et ont découvert un effet négatif, bien que relativement faible, sur la réussite scolaire. [...]
Consecuencias a largo plazo del divorcio y la probabilidad de obtener una titulación universitaria
¿Puede el divorcio de los padres afectar a las posibilidades de los hijos de obtener un título universitario? Fabrizio Bernardi y Jonas Radl exploran las consecuencias a largo plazo que el divorcio puede tener sobre el rendimiento escolar y encuentran un efecto negativo, aunque relativamente pequeño, en 14 países (Australia, Austria, Bélgica, Bulgaria, Estonia, Francia, Georgia, Hungría, Italia, Lituania, Noruega, los Países Bajos, Rumania, y Rusia).     [...]
Kann eine Scheidung der Eltern die Chancen der Kinder, einen Hochschulabschluss zu erreichen beeinflussen? Fabrizio Bernardi und Jonas Radl untersuchten die langfristigen Folgen von Scheidungen auf Bildungsabschlüsse in 14 Staaten (Australien, Belgien, Bulgarien, Estland, Frankreich, Georgien, Italien, Litauen, den Niederlanden, Norwegen, Österreich, Rumänien, Russland und Ungarn), wobei sie einen negativen – wenn auch relativ geringen – Effekt feststellten. [...]

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