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The Children of Immigrants at SchoolA Comparative Look at Integration in the United States and Western Europe$
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Richard Alba and Jennifer Holdaway

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780814760949

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814760949.001.0001

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How Similar Educational Inequalities Are Constructed in Two Different Systems, France and the United States

How Similar Educational Inequalities Are Constructed in Two Different Systems, France and the United States

Why They Lead to Disparate Labor-Market Outcomes

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(p.160) Chapter Five How Similar Educational Inequalities Are Constructed in Two Different Systems, France and the United States
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The Children of Immigrants at School
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Richard Alba

Roxane Silberman

Dalia Abdelhady

Yaël Brinbaum

Amy Lutz

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814760949.003.0005

This chapter examines the impact of educational inequalities on immigrant-origin chidren's transition from school to the labor market. Focusing on Mexicans in the United States and the Maghrebins, or North Africans, in France, it shows that the American and French educational systems, despite their manifest differences, produce broadly similar educational inequalities. The labor-market outcomes, at least in terms of employment, have been more favorable for second-generation Mexicans in the United States. In France, democratization has allowed the children of North African immigrants to improve their educational attainments. In the United States, improvements in Mexican American educational attainments generally have been matched by improvements in the attainments of native-born whites.

Keywords:   educational inequalities, immigrant-origin chidren, labor market, Mexicans, United States, Maghrebins, France, education, immigrants, educational attainment

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