University Education as a Compensation Strategy Among Second-Generation Immigrants
2012 (English)In: The international migration review, ISSN 0197-9183, E-ISSN 1747-7379, Vol. 46, no 4, 919-940 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The aim of this study is to determine whether immigrants and their children use a compensation strategy that involves achieving higher than expected education, given their parents’ level of education and income. The study uses data for all individuals in Sweden who finished elementary school from 1990 to 1992. Parents’ level of education and income is in general positively associated with higher odds of having university education. However, some immigrant groups show the reverse pattern of the impact of parents’ income. The results support a compensation strategy developed in groups and families with low level of integration in the labor market.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Center for Migration Studies , 2012. Vol. 46, no 4, 919-940 p.
Compensation Strategies, Second-Generation Immigrants, Sweden, University education, High Education, Integration, Logistic Regression
International Migration and Ethnic Relations
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-86743DOI: 10.1111/imre.12005ISI: 000312812700006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-86743DiVA: diva2:581949
ProjectsKompetens och kontakter. Betydelsen av olika typer av sociala relationer för etablering på arbetsmarknaden bland unga med utländsk bakgrund
FunderFAS, Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research, Dnr 2008-0854