Abstract

We use a unique data source to examine postimmigration investments in education among four immigrant groups in the Netherlands. We derive hypotheses from the Immigrant Human Capital Investment model (IHCI), which argues that immigrants' investments are an outcome of settlement intentions, skill transferability, and opportunity costs. The multinomial and ordered logistic regression analyses show that educational investments are stronger among immigrants with higher premigration education, immigrants from former colonies, immigrants who migrated for family reasons, and immigrants who arrived in periods of high unemployment. These findings generally support the IHCI model.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1533-7790
Print ISSN
0070-3370
Pages
pp. 883-898
Launched on MUSE
2007-11-26
Open Access
No
Archive Status
Archived 2010
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