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VU International News and Reviews No. 117 July 16 2018

July 2019

As a follow-up to the report “Catching Up? Intergenerational Mobility and Children of Immigrants” (2017), the OECD has published “Catching Up? Country Studies on Intergenerational Mobility and Children of Immigrants”. It contains country studies on Austria, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Sweden, but also regional reports on the European Union and North America (the US and Canada).

The seven-country chapters show that intergenerational mobility outcomes among the children of immigrants vary significantly, but in all countries considered, children of low-educated immigrants on average tend to fare better than their parents.

In general, immigrants children in the US and Canada do better in school than those in Europe. In France, Sweden, the Netherlands and Canada, girls do better in education than boys; the report suggests that this also have to do with more discrimination against immigrant boys. Although girls do better in school, this does not translate in employment perspectives.

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