LIFETRACK

Life-Course Dynamics of Educational Tracking

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Project Details

LIFETRACK aims to answer the following question: how and why do different educational systems, and in particular their various modes of educational tracking and sorting, influence the formation and reproduction of social inequalities over the life course?

The project considers long-term consequences of tracking for final educational attainment and labour market outcomes. Thereby, it seeks to disentangle the social mechanisms behind inequality formation in general and inequality dynamics with respect to socioeconomic origin in particular.

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Recent Publications

Lives on track? Long‐term earnings returns to selective school placement in England and Denmark

Jesper Fels Birkelund, Queralt Capsada-Munsech, Vikki Boliver, Kristian Bernt Karlson |

Social origins, track choices and labour-market outcomes: evidence from the French case

Estelle Herbaut, Carlo Barone, Mathieu Ichou, Louis-André Vallet |

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Stakeholders

Denmark: Ministry of Education Denmark, Danske Gymnasier, Gymnasieskolernes Lærerforening, Uddannelsesforbundet, UU Danmark, Danske Gymnasieelevers Sammenslutning.

France: Ministry of Education (Evaluation division), General inspectorate of the education system.

Germany: Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Kultusministerkonferenz (KMK, The Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder), Bundesagentur für Arbeit (BA, Federal Employment Agency), Bundeselternrat (BER, Organization of the State Parent Associations).

United Kingdom:Department for Education (UK government department), Office for Students, Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI), Comprehensive Future.