Three Essays on Educational Decisions and Labor Market Outcomes of Youths: An Empirical Analysis of Second Generation Immigrants and Ethnic Minorities
Référence bibliographique 
Liu, Xingfei. 2012. «Three Essays on Educational Decisions and Labor Market Outcomes of Youths: An Empirical Analysis of Second Generation Immigrants and Ethnic Minorities». Thèse de doctorat, Montréal, Université Concordia, Département d’économie.
Intentions : «This thesis investigates human capital accumulation process for second generation immigrants and ethnic minority groups in both Canada and U.S.» (p. iii)
Échantillon/Matériau : L’auteur utilise des données provenant de l’Enquête longitudinale nationale sur les jeunes et de l’Enquête auprès des jeunes en transition.
Type de traitement des données : Analyse statistique
«The first essay […] shows that family background characteristics together with cognitive ability are important to children’s schooling attendance. It suggests that over the decades, children of immigrants as a group experienced a more significant improvement in educational attainment than children of natives. [The second] essay, reveals significant difference in how labor market rewards education and working experience based on ethnic origins.» (p. iii-iv) «We find that certain components of family characteristics have a substantial impact on individual’s schooling. Namely, growing up in a complete family (with both biological parents) appears to have a positive and significant effect on educational attainment across all three ethnics. Family income and, somewhat surprisingly, also parental education either have no impact on the utility of attending school». (p. 66) In the third essay, «[...] I find that family background is closely related to educational attainment of white children of immigrant in both countries.» (p. iv)