Life-Course Dynamics of Educational Tracking


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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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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.