Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/125280
Authors: 
Pekkarinen, Tuomas
Year of Publication: 
2014
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2014 [Issue:] 56
Abstract: 
The goal of school tracking (assigning students to different types of school by ability) is to increase educational efficiency by creating more homogeneous groups of students that are easier to teach. However, there are concerns that, if begun too early in the schooling process, tracking may improve educational attainment at the cost of reduced intergenerational social mobility. Recent empirical evidence finds no evidence of an efficiency–equality trade-off when tracking is postponed.
Subjects: 
tracking
intergenerational mobility
educational attainment
JEL: 
J62
I24
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Article

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