Immigrant Status, Early Skill Development, and Postsecondary Participation: A Comparison of Canada and Switzerland - ARCHIVED

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This paper examines differences in postsecondary-participation rates between students with and without immigrant backgrounds in Switzerland and Canada. For both countries, a rich set of longitudinal data, including family background, family aspirations regarding postsecondary education, and students' secondary-school performance as measured by Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) scores, are used to explain these differences. Two groups are analyzed: all 15-year-old students; and all low-performing 15-year-old secondary-school students.

Issue Number: 2012344
Author(s): Hou, Feng; Picot, Garnett
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