Immigrants’ educational attainment: a mixed picture, but often higher than the average in their country of origin

Population and Societies

541, february 2017

The immigrants living in France and the refugees who arrived in Austria are more educated than most of the population in their country of origin. By comparison with the population in the host country, the picture is more
mixed: some groups, such as immigrants from Portugal living in France, are relatively low educated, while others, such as Romanians, have more frequently completed higher education than people born in France.

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