Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/162848
Authors: 
Fitzenberger, Bernd
Licklederer, Stefanie
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
ZEW Discussion Papers 17-024
Abstract: 
Based on local policy variation, this paper estimates the causal effect of additional career assistance on educational outcomes for students in Lower Track Secondary Schools in Germany. We find mostly insignificant effects of the treatment on average outcomes, which mask quite heterogeneous effects. For those students, who are taking extra cursework to continue education, the grade point average is unaffected and the likelihood of completing a Middle Track Secondary School degree falls. In contrast, educational outcomes improve for students who do not take extra coursework. Hence, the treatment causes a reversal of educational plans after graduation.
Subjects: 
lower track secondary schools
career guidance
educational upgrading
JEL: 
I20
J24
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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