Citizenship and Educational Attainment amongst the Second Generation: An Analysis of Children of Immigrants in Finland
Education, Social work
4 May 2018
This article examines the relationship between citizenship and educational attainment at approximately age 16 in Finland using register data.
Results suggest that children of immigrants who are Finnish citizens have better educational outcomes than non-citizens, measured with three indicators of educational attainment. However, the Finnish citizens come from families with higher levels of educational and economic resources than non-citizens and this explains much of the relationship between citizenship and education.