Immigrant Education: Variations by Generation, Age-at-immigration, and Country of Origin

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LFB Scholarly, 2005 - Education - 190 pages
DebBurman studies the differences in education among immigrants: compared by generation, age-at-immigration, and country-of-origin. Educational attainment of adults and school enrollment among high school and pre-school children are evaluated using Becker's theories of human capital investment and demand for schooling. Second-generation adult immigrants have the highest level of schooling, exceeding that of both first-generation and U.S. born, while the first-generation possess the highest level of pre- and high school enrollment. Teenage immigrants complete fewer school years and are less likely enroll in high school. Hispanics and Blacks lag non-Hispanic Whites. This gap narrows with higher order immigrant generations among Hispanics, but widens among blacks. However, schooling differences by country-of-origin are more complex.

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Educational Attainment of Adult Immigrants

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Noyna DebBurman was born and raised in India. She has a B.A. in Economics from Calcutta University and M.A/PhD in Economics from the University of Illinois (Chicago). She has previously worked at Upjohn Institute of Employment Research (Michigan) and is currently with Information Resources (Illinois). She lives with her family in the Chicago north shore.

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