Differences in educational attainment by country of origin: evidence from Australia

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Author: Parasnis, Jaai; Swan, Jemma


This study investigates native-migrant differences in engagement in post-school education. Using a longitudinal survey of youth in Australia, we find that immigrants originating from non-English speaking countries are significantly more likely to continue with further study between the ages of 18 and 23. On the other hand, there are no significant differences between immigrants from English-speaking countries and native youth. We find several important factors influencing study decisions, including parents and family background, academic ability, aspirations and age at migration; however...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Migration; Outcomes; Performance; Students; Language; Youth; Tertiary education

Keywords: Human capital; Longitudinal study; Attainment

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Melbourne, Victoria: Department of Economics, Monash University, 2017

Physical description: 31 p.

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ISSN: 1441-5429

Resource type: Discussion paper

Call number: TD/TNC 130.142

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