Hoe belangrijk is opleiding voor de arbeidsmarktpositie van allochtonen?
In the Netherlands the fear of the emergence of an ethnic underclass is fed by analyses that show that only a small part of the poor labor market position of ethnic minorities can be explained by their relatively low achievement in education. In this article it is shown that educational achievement is important than previously thought. Using the same data but a different statistical technique, one that properly disentangles the effects of ethnicity and education, it is shown that approximately 50% of the poor labor market position of minorities is explained by their relatively low educational achievement. It is also shown that if the comparison is not between employed and unemployed, but between employed and non-employed the effect of education increases to more than 70%. Furthermore, in comparison to their native counter parts. better educated minority members have a considerably smaller disadvantage than lower educated minority members. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]; Copyright of Mens en Maatschappij is the property of Amsterdam University Press and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)