Living in the 21st century city: Contributions to the 13th by M. Bontje, H. Pethe

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Newcomer migrants), and the very youngest would be those who were put ahead because of outstanding performance. The insignificant gender coefficient reveals no consistent difference in this achievement outcome for boys and girls. Having a native Dutch background is associated with higher achievement compared to a nonnative background. Relative to native Dutch students, having a Moroccan background is associated with the largest performance gap, followed by the ASA category. Family SES has a significant and strong effect on achievement.

Sensebrenner (1993) Embeddedness and immigration: notes on the social determinants of economic action. The Americal Journal of Sociology, 98 (6) :1320-1350. Ram, M. and T. Jones (1998) Ethnic minorities in business. Milton Keynes: Open University Press. Rusinovic, K. (2006) Dynamic entrepreneurship; First and second-generation immigrant entrepreneurs in Dutch cities. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. , M. Bertotti and I. Ekanem (2005) Diversification in ethnic minority business: The case of Asians in London's creative industries.

The community niche offers a spectrum of products, more or less anchored in the ethnic repertoire of the specific community in question. Here we find a range from contemporary music inspired by Western rhythms, to more tradition-inspired sounds, thus placing the niche in between ethnic and non-ethnic products. The ethnic component becomes of secondary importance here: what matters here are the tastes and preferences of the Paris-based community and the country of origin, stimulating creativity.

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