A rare success story for second-generation immigrantsby Ivano Abbadessa - 2016.11.25
The children of non-EU immigrants resident in Denmark study as much as their native contemporaries. Amongst the second generations of those aged 20-29 years, 39% of males are enrolled in training, university, specialisation, or doctorate courses. In other words, a figure that is identical to that for Danish citizens in the same age group. In the case of women, the figure is nothing less than 47%, even two percentage points higher than that for women of Scandinavian origin. Numbers highlighted by a study conducted by the Institute of Statistics of Copenhagen. That clearly reflects the effectiveness of the model of scholastic integration adopted by the North-European country for the more-than 142,000 second-generation immigrants who live there.
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