Does early educational tracking increase migrant-native achievement gaps? Differences-in-differences evidence across countries

Does early educational tracking increase migrant-native achievement gaps?... •Early ability-based tracking into differentsecondary school types is suspected to increase migrant-native achievement gaps. •Cross-sectional estimates reveal differences in migrant-native test score gaps between early and late tracking countries. •We document that differences in migrant-native test score gaps exist already prior to tracking. •Differences-in-differences estimates show that early tracking does not significantly affect overall migrant-native achievement gaps. •We find, however, evidence for a detrimental impact of early tracking for less integrated migrants. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Economics of Education Review Elsevier

Does early educational tracking increase migrant-native achievement gaps? Differences-in-differences evidence across countries

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN
0272-7757
eISSN
1873-7382
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.econedurev.2016.02.004
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Abstract

•Early ability-based tracking into differentsecondary school types is suspected to increase migrant-native achievement gaps. •Cross-sectional estimates reveal differences in migrant-native test score gaps between early and late tracking countries. •We document that differences in migrant-native test score gaps exist already prior to tracking. •Differences-in-differences estimates show that early tracking does not significantly affect overall migrant-native achievement gaps. •We find, however, evidence for a detrimental impact of early tracking for less integrated migrants.

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Economics of Education ReviewElsevier

Published: Jun 1, 2016

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