Preschool Education and Educational Careers among Migrant Children

Research question/goal: 

Results from the first stage of the project showed that ethnic educational inequality starts early in life and children of immigrants start their school career with clear disadvantages in some domains (esp. in the field of language). The current project stage analyses the long-term consequences of these early disadvantages for children of Turkish origin. A main research question is whether early ethnic skill differences (especially in the language domain) influence the transition after primary school or whether primary schools are able to compensate for these differences. Long-term consequences of preschool education (in combination with primary school effects) will also be analysed.

Current stage: 

The last telephone survey was finished in September 2015. The survey included the remaining families whose children were not enrolled in secondary school during the previous survey waves. At the moment, data is prepared and its documentation is being harmonized with previous waves. Moreover, the technical report is updated. Afterwards the final report will be prepared.

Fact sheet

Funding: 
DFG
Duration: 
2006 to 2016
Status: 
ongoing
Data Sources: 
Primary data collection
Geographic Space: 
Germany

Publications

Books

Becker, Birgit, and David Reimer (Eds.) (2010): Vom Kindergarten bis zur Hochschule. Die Generierung von ethnischen und sozialen Disparitäten in der Bildungsbiographie. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften. more
Biedinger, Nicole (2010): Ethnische und soziale Ungleichheit im Vorschulbereich. Leipzig: Engelsdorfer Verlag. more
Esser, Hartmut (2006): Sprache und Integration. Die sozialen Bedingungen und Folgen des Spracherwerbs von Migranten. Frankfurt am Main und New York: Campus. more