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Business & economic sciences : International economics
Migration and Inclusive Societies
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/45431
The solution of the immigrant paradox: aspirations and expectations of children of migrants
English
Beine, Michel mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF) > Department of Economics and Management (DEM) >]
Montes Vinas, Ana Cecilia mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF) > Department of Economics and Management (DEM) >]
Zanaj, Skerdilajda mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF) > Department of Economics and Management (DEM) >]
2020
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[en] Add-health database ; aspirations ; expectations ; immigrant paradox ; educational achievements
[en] In this paper, we push forward the hypothesis that misalignment between expectations and aspirations crucially affects the educational outcomes of young adults. Using AddHealth, a dataset of 20,774
adolescents between the grades 7-12, we show that the difference in school performance between migrant children and natives lies within the aspirations and expectations that migrant children form. More
specifically, we find that positive misalignment between aspirations and expectations is a driving force
for higher effort and better education outcomes of immigrant teenagers in the USA. This force resolves
the well-known immigrant paradox. Furthermore, this result is specific to migrant children and does not
hold for second-generation migrant pupils.
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/45431
https://wwwen.uni.lu/research/fdef/dem/publications2/discussion_papers

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