What can go wrong will go wrong: Birthday effects and early tracking in the German school system


Jürges, Hendrik ; Schneider, Kerstin


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URL: https://ub-madoc.bib.uni-mannheim.de/1547
URN: urn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-15475
Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2007
The title of a journal, publication series: MEA Discussion Papers
Volume: 138
Place of publication: Mannheim
Publication language: English
Institution: Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Mannheim Research Institute for the Economics of Aging (MEA) (- 6/2011) (Börsch-Supan) (Börsch-Supan)
School of Law and Economics > Sonstige - Fakultät für Rechtswissenschaft und Volkswirtschaftslehre
MADOC publication series: Veröffentlichungen des MEA (Mannheim Research Institute For the Economics of Aging) > MEA Discussion Papers
Subject: 300 Social sciences, sociology, anthropology
Classification: JEL: I21 I28 ,
Subject headings (SWD): Einschulungsalter , Lebensalter , Weiterführende Schule , Bildungsgang , Deutschland
Keywords (English): Educational tracking , month of birth effects
Abstract: At the age of ten German pupils are given a secondary school track recommendation which largely determines the actual track choice. Track choice has major effects on the life course, mainly through labor market outcomes. Using data from the German PISA extension study, we analyze the effect of month of birth and thus relative age on such recommendations. We find that younger pupils are less often recommended to and actually attend Gymnasium, the most attractive track in terms of later life outcomes. Flexible enrolment and grade retention partly offset these inequalities and the relative age effect dissipates as students age.

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Jürges, Hendrik ; Schneider, Kerstin (2007) What can go wrong will go wrong: Birthday effects and early tracking in the German school system. Open Access MEA Discussion Papers Mannheim 138 [Working paper]
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