Skip to content

Research at St Andrews

Neighbourhood immigrant concentration effects on migrant and native youth’s educational commitments, an enquiry into personality differences

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Author(s)

Jaap Nieuwenhuis, Pieter Hooimeijer, Maarten Van Ham, Wim Meeus

Abstract

In the literature examining neighbourhood effects on educational outcomes, the socialisation mechanism is usually investigated by looking at the association between neighbourhood characteristics and educational attainment. The step in between, that adolescents actually internalise educational norms held by residents, is often assumed. We attempt to fill this gap by looking at how the internalisation of educational norms (commitments) is influenced by neighbourhoods’ immigrant concentration. We investigate this process for both migrant and native youth, as both groups might be influenced differently by immigrant concentrations. To test our hypothesis we used longitudinal panel data with five waves (N = 4255), combined with between-within models which control for a large portion of potential selection bias. These models have an advantage over naïve OLS models in that they predict the effect of change in neighbourhood characteristics on change in educational commitment, and therefore offer a more dynamic approach to modelling neighbourhood effects. Our results show that living in neighbourhoods with higher proportions of immigrants increases the educational commitments of migrant youth compared to living in neighbourhoods with lower proportions. Besides, we find that adolescents with a resilient personality experience less influence of the neighbourhood context on educational commitments than do adolescents with non-resilient personalities.
Close

Details

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2285-2304
JournalUrban Studies
Volume54
Issue number10
Early online date31 Mar 2016
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2017

    Research areas

  • Adolescents, Educational commitment, Migrant youth, Neighbourhood effects, Personality

Discover related content
Find related publications, people, projects and more using interactive charts.

View graph of relations

Related by author

  1. The evolution of the systems of cities literature since 1995: schools of thought and their interaction

    Peris, A., Meijers, E. & van Ham, M. 31 Jul 2018 In : Networks and Spatial Economics. First Online, 22 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  2. Working from home and the willingness to accept a longer commute

    de Vos, D., Meijers, E. & van Ham, M. 5 Jul 2018 In : Annals of Regional Science. First Online, 24 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. The temporal dynamics of neighborhood disadvantage in childhood and subsequent problem behavior in adolescence

    Kleinepier, T. & van Ham, M. 30 Jun 2018 In : Journal of Youth and Adolescence. First Online, 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  4. The effects of physical restructuring on the socioeconomic status of neighborhoods: selective migration and upgrading

    Zwiers, M., van Ham, M. & Kleinhans, R. 19 Jun 2018 In : Urban Studies. First Online, 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  5. Ethnic differences in timing and duration of exposure to neighborhood disadvantage during childhood

    Kleinepier, T., Nieuwenhuis, J. & van Ham, M. Jun 2018 In : Advances in Life Course Research. 36, p. 92-104 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Related by journal

  1. Urban Studies (Journal)

    Lisa Barbara Law (Editor)
    2005 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditor of research journal

Related by journal

  1. Inter-generational housing inequalities: perspectives from ‘Baby Boomers’ versus the ‘Millennials’

    Hoolachan, J. & McKee, K. 3 Jul 2018 In : Urban Studies. OnlineFirst

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  2. Linking desires and behaviour of residential relocation with life domain satisfaction

    Nowok, B., Findlay, A. M. & McCollum, D. 1 Mar 2018 In : Urban Studies. 55, 4, p. 870-890

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. The effects of physical restructuring on the socioeconomic status of neighborhoods: selective migration and upgrading

    Zwiers, M., van Ham, M. & Kleinhans, R. 19 Jun 2018 In : Urban Studies. First Online, 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  4. Market expansion, state intervention and wage differentials between economic sectors in urban China: a multilevel analysis

    Liu, Y., Xu, W., Shen, J. & Wang, G. 1 Aug 2017 In : Urban Studies. 54, 11, p. 2631-2651 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

ID: 241652214