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|Title:||Can ethnic diversity have a positive effect on school achievement?|
|Citation:||EDUCATION ECONOMICS vol. 25 no. 4 p. 290-303|
|Publisher:||ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD,|
|Type:||Articles in periodicals and books|
|Abstract:||This study investigates the impact of ethnic diversity on test scores, on top of the effect of the share of non-native pupils. We use a rich survey of Dutch primary school students and exploit variations be- tween subsequent cohorts within the same school as our identification strategy. We find that ethnic diversity has a positive impact on the test scores of minority students, in particular for language skills. We also find some evidence of a negative relationship between ethnic di- diversity and school social integration. We suggest that ethnic diversity stimulates language proficiency and increases the time students spend studying.|
|JRC Directorate:||Growth and Innovation|
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