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The Educational Gap of Second-Generation Migrants: The Italian Case

di Gaspare, Silvia LU (2019) EKHS02 20191
Department of Economic History
Abstract
The integration of migrants' children in host societies has become one of the main challenges for Italy. Schools and educational institutions play a central role in this process as they provide a fundamental basis for human capital accumulation and integration of new migrant generation. In recent years, the exponential growth of Italy's second-generation migrants has increasingly shown the divergence of educational performances. Although the literature on the educational gap between second-generation migrants and natives has grown apace, the second-generation educational outcome in Italy remains a rather unexplored subject particularly at a regional level. Focusing on educational achievements and attainments, using a quantitative method... (More)
The integration of migrants' children in host societies has become one of the main challenges for Italy. Schools and educational institutions play a central role in this process as they provide a fundamental basis for human capital accumulation and integration of new migrant generation. In recent years, the exponential growth of Italy's second-generation migrants has increasingly shown the divergence of educational performances. Although the literature on the educational gap between second-generation migrants and natives has grown apace, the second-generation educational outcome in Italy remains a rather unexplored subject particularly at a regional level. Focusing on educational achievements and attainments, using a quantitative method for the year 2015, the research addresses this absence. The dissertation will provide a better understanding of the differences in educational outcomes of Italians and second-generation migrants by looking at grades in school and future path choices within the regional North/South divide in the country. (Less)
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author
di Gaspare, Silvia LU
supervisor
organization
course
EKHS02 20191
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Second-generation migrants, educational gap, attainments, achievements, Italy
language
English
id
8987004
date added to LUP
2020-09-24 07:48:33
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2020-09-24 07:48:33
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  abstract     = {The integration of migrants' children in host societies has become one of the main challenges for Italy. Schools and educational institutions play a central role in this process as they provide a fundamental basis for human capital accumulation and integration of new migrant generation. In recent years, the exponential growth of Italy's second-generation migrants has increasingly shown the divergence of educational performances. Although the literature on the educational gap between second-generation migrants and natives has grown apace, the second-generation educational outcome in Italy remains a rather unexplored subject particularly at a regional level. Focusing on educational achievements and attainments, using a quantitative method for the year 2015, the research addresses this absence. The dissertation will provide a better understanding of the differences in educational outcomes of Italians and second-generation migrants by looking at grades in school and future path choices within the regional North/South divide in the country.},
  author       = {di Gaspare, Silvia},
  keyword      = {Second-generation migrants,educational gap,attainments,achievements,Italy},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The Educational Gap of Second-Generation Migrants: The Italian Case},
  year         = {2019},
}