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The Effect of Immigration on Natives' School Performance: Does Length of Stay in the Host Country Matter?

The Effect of Immigration on Natives' School Performance: Does Length of Stay in the Host... <p>ABSTRACT:</p><p>This paper investigates the effects of exposure to immigrant classmates on natives&apos; scholastic achievement. I utilize rare information on age at migration to estimate separate spillover effects by duration of stay of immigrant classmates and use cohort-by-cohort changes in immigrant presence within schools to identify treatment effects. I find that exposure to immigrant students who have been in the country for a few years has no effect on natives. A small negative effect of recent immigrants on natives&apos; verbal scores only is reported. Effect sizes are quite small compared to other classroom interventions and peer effect estimates.</p> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Human Resources University of Wisconsin Press

The Effect of Immigration on Natives&apos; School Performance: Does Length of Stay in the Host Country Matter?

Journal of Human Resources , Volume 55 (2) – Apr 17, 2020

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Abstract

<p>ABSTRACT:</p><p>This paper investigates the effects of exposure to immigrant classmates on natives&apos; scholastic achievement. I utilize rare information on age at migration to estimate separate spillover effects by duration of stay of immigrant classmates and use cohort-by-cohort changes in immigrant presence within schools to identify treatment effects. I find that exposure to immigrant students who have been in the country for a few years has no effect on natives. A small negative effect of recent immigrants on natives&apos; verbal scores only is reported. Effect sizes are quite small compared to other classroom interventions and peer effect estimates.</p>

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Journal of Human ResourcesUniversity of Wisconsin Press

Published: Apr 17, 2020

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