Group Differences in Educational Attainment Among the Children of Immigrants - ARCHIVED

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Using the 2002 Ethnic Diversity Survey, this article examines the group differences by national origin in university educational attainment among the children of immigrants in Canada. We found that children of immigrant parents in most source region groups achieve higher university completion rates than children of Canadian-born parents, partly due to higher education levels of their parents. Children of Chinese and Indian immigrants particularly attain higher academic achievements than children of Canadian-born parents. Parental education was also important in explaining the relatively low university completion rates among the second-generation Portuguese.

Issue Number: 2008308
Author(s): Abada, Teresa; Hou, Feng; Ram, Bali
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