Life-cycle educational choices in a system with early tracking and 'second chance' options

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Author: Biewen, Martin; Tapalaga, Madalina


[The authors] study life-cycle educational transitions in the German education system which is characterized by early tracking and institutionalized branches of academic and vocational training, but with the possibility to revise earlier decisions at later stages. [The authors'] econometric model covers all major transitions ranging from primary education through secondary schooling to different forms of tertiary education and vocational training. [The authors] consider the role of previous decisions and background characteristics at each decision node and also study 'indirect' routes...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Teaching and learning; Pathways; Equity; Statistics; Governance

Keywords: Social mobility; Socioeconomic background; Longitudinal data; Data analysis; Decision making; Education and training system; Schooling; Postsecondary education

Geographic subjects: Germany; Europe

Published: Oxford, England: Elsevier, 2017

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Journal volume: 56

Journal date: February 2017

Pages: pp. 80-94

ISSN: 0272-7757

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 127.378

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