Negative Attitudes, Network and Education

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Abstract

We consider the impact of negative attitudes against immigrants and immigration on educational choice in a search and wage bargaining model including networking. We consider two cases in terms of the importance of negative attitudes againts immigrants for high and low educated individuals and find that more negative attitudes against immigrants has a positive impact on education in one case and a negative impact in the other and has no impact on natives. Immigration improves employment perspectives for immigrants and thereby increases immigrant education whereas endogenous negative attitudes lead to an ambiguous impact. Empirically, we consider immigrants’ high school attendance. On the macro-level, we confirm a signficant negative correlation between negative attitudes towards immigrants and high school attendance and a positive impact of networking on high school attendance. On the individual level, we use Danish register data to find a signficant positive correlation between negative attitudes towards immigrants and high school attendance and find a positive impact of networking on high school attendance. In both the macro and the micro-econometric analysis we run the same regressions for natives and find no significant impact of negative attitudes.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2014
Number of pages23
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventWorkshop on Gender and Ethnic Differentials in Market Outcomes - Château Lafarge, Route des Milles, Les Milles, France
Duration: 2 Oct 20143 Oct 2014
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Workshop

WorkshopWorkshop on Gender and Ethnic Differentials in Market Outcomes
LocationChâteau Lafarge, Route des Milles
CountryFrance
CityLes Milles
Period02/10/201403/10/2014
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Bennett, P., la Cour, L., Larsen, B., & Waisman, G. (2014). Negative Attitudes, Network and Education. Paper presented at Workshop on Gender and Ethnic Differentials in Market Outcomes, Les Milles, France. https://editorialexpress.com/cgi-bin/conference/download.cgi?db_name=RES2015&paper_id=293