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Seminar: Equality of Opportunity in Education (Wößmann/Werner)

Prof. Dr. Ludger Wößmann and Dr. Katharina Werner

Organizational meeting: 28 January, 2021
Block seminar: 21-23 June, 2021 by Zoom


One of the main goals of education systems is to ensure that all children can reach their potential and succeed. Yet, education success remains closely linked to socio-economic background, with large potential implications for inequality later in life. This seminar will discuss recent research on education systems and their reforms, with a particular focus on studies that rely on up-to-date microeconometric analysis. Examples of topics that will be covered include reforms of compulsory schooling laws, reforms of school tracking, child-care expansion reforms, and increases in educational spending

Prerequisite: content of lecture "Economics of Education"

Recommended: interest in econometrics


The seminar is expected to be supported by the Hanns Martin Schleyer-Stiftung and the Heinz Nixdorf Stiftung within the Universitas-Förderinitiative "Dialog Wissenschaft und Praxis".