Migrant Youths' Educational Achievement: The Role of Institutions

Cobb-Clark, Deborah A., Sinning, Mathias and Stillman, Steven (2012) Migrant Youths' Educational Achievement: The Role of Institutions. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 643 1: 18-45. doi:10.1177/0002716212440786

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Author Cobb-Clark, Deborah A.
Sinning, Mathias
Stillman, Steven
Title Migrant Youths' Educational Achievement: The Role of Institutions
Journal name Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0002-7162
Publication date 2012-01-01
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/0002716212440786
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 643
Issue 1
Start page 18
End page 45
Total pages 28
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, CA United States
Publisher Sage Publications, Inc.
Language eng
Subject 3312 Sociology and Political Science
3300 Social Sciences
Abstract The authors use 2009 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) data to link institutional arrangements in OECD countries' to disparities in reading, math, and science test scores for migrant and native-born students. The authors find that achievement gaps are larger for migrant youths who arrive at older ages and for those who do not speak the language of the PISA test at home. Institutional arrangements often serve to mitigate the achievement gaps of some migrant students while leaving unaffected or exacerbating those of others. For example, earlier school starting ages help migrant youths in some cases but by no means in all. Limited tracking of students by ability appears to be beneficial for migrants' relative achievement, while complete tracking and the presence of a large private school sector appear to be detrimental. Migrant students' achievement, relative to their native-born peers, suffers as educational spending and teachers' salaries increase, but it improves when teacher evaluation includes an examination component.
Keyword Academic achievement
Migrant youths
PISA test scores
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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