064 Variations in Educational Systems and Their Consequences

Tuesday, June 25, 2013: 2:00 PM-3:45 PM
2.13 (Binnengasthuis)
Educational systems vary strongly between European countries. An important question is whether educational institutional characteristics such as tracking, standardization and vocational orientation influences the extent to which educational systems function in the way society may expect from it. In this panel four papers are presented that focus on cross-national variation in educational systems, and how this variation relates to labour market outcomes, inequality of opportunity, and civic engagement. Using a wide collection of different cross-nationally comparative data sources, including the PISA studies on school performance, civic education surveys, and the European Labour Force Surveys, hypotheses are tested on the influence of educational institutional characteristics on different forms of inequality.

The panel is built around a comparative research project run at the University of Amsterdam and Maastricht University. A discussant will be invited among the international advisory board members.

Herman van de Werfhorst and Jaap Dronkers
Rolf van der Velden
Education and effective labor market allocation: to what extent can job mismatches in Europe be affected by educational systems?
Rolf van der Velden, Maastricht University; Mark Levels, School of Business and Economics, Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market
Tracking: Efficiency and Equality
Jaap Dronkers, Maastricht University; Roxanne Korthals, Maastricht University
The impact of tracking on civic engagement inequality: A difference-in-difference design
Jacqueline Witschge, University of Amsterdam; Herman van de Werfhorst, University of Amsterdam
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