First Generation Immigrants Outperform U.S.-Born In School, Study Finds

09/12/2012 11:59 am ET
  • Sandra Lilley NBC Latino

Immigrant children who came to the U.S. before they were teens do better in academic achievement and school engagement than native-born children, according to a new study by Johns Hopkins University, and the advantages extend to adulthood. The study also found Hispanic immigrant children do as well as Asian children, provided they have similar socio-economic and family backgrounds.

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