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Positive but also negative effects of ethnic diversity in schools on educational performance? An empirical test using PISA data


Authors: J. Dronkers and Rolf van der Velden

Abstract: We will use the cross-national Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2006 data for native students and students with an immigrant background, in which both cohorts are 15 years old. A greater ethnic diversity of school populations in secondary education hampers the educational performance of students with an immigrant background but does not significantly affect that of native students. The sociocultural diversity of schools
has no effect on educational performance. Click here to read more.

CReAM Discussion Paper No 11/12


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