Tuesday, May 11, 2021
A National Bureau of Economic Research report "Diversity in Schools: Immigrants and the Educational Performance of U.S. Born Students" by David N. Figlio, Paola Giuliano, Riccardo Marchingiglio, Umut Özek & Paola Sapienza offers interesting insights on the benefits of international students to the education of American students. The report "find[s] that the presence of immigrant students has a positive effect on the academic achievement of US-born students, especially for students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Moreover, the presence of immigrants does not affect negatively the performance of affluent US-born students, who typically show a higher academic achievement compared to immigrant students.".