Teenagers’ Education and Migration in Brazil

Viviana Salinas, University of Texas at Austin

Migration studies have paid attention to education in several ways. First, it has been argued migrants are likely to be selected among the sending population, education being one of the variables differentiating them. Both migrants’ higher and lower than the average education level have been analyzed. Second, the effect of parents’ migration on children’s education has been studied. Third, the educational achievement of the second generation has been considered. Most of the studies have focused on international migration. The effect of internal migration on children and teenagers’ education has been less analyzed. This is the topic this study focuses on. Specifically, the extent to which internal migration in Brazil affects teenagers’ educational achievement is analyzed, using 2000 census data.

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Presented in Session 170: The Immigration Process and Children's Outcomes in Origins and Destinations