Quotation Altzinger, Wilfried and Crespo Cuaresma, Jesus and Schneebaum, Alyssa and Sauer, Petra and Rumplmaier, Bernhard. 2015. Education and Social Mobility in Europe: Levelling the Playing Field for Europes Children and Fuelling its Economy. WWW for Europe-Bibliography-Database, Working Paper No. 80.


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The persistence of socioeconomic outcomes across generations acts as a barrier to a societys ability to exploit its resources efficiently. In order to derive policy measures which aim at accelerating intergenerational mobility, we review the existent body of research on the causes, effects and the measurement of intergenerational mobility. We also present recent empirical works which study intergenerational mobility in Europe, around the Globe, and its relevance for economic growth. We recommend four policy measures to reduce the negative impacts of intergenerational persistence in economic outcomes: universal and high-quality child care and pre-school programs; later school tracking and increased access to vocational training to reduce skill mismatch and facilitate technological development; integration programs for migrants; and simultaneous investment in schooling and later social security programs.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Working/discussion paper, preprint
Language English
Title Education and Social Mobility in Europe: Levelling the Playing Field for Europes Children and Fuelling its Economy
Title of whole publication WWW for Europe-Bibliography-Database, Working Paper No. 80
Year 2015
URL http://www.foreurope.eu/fileadmin/documents/pdf/Workingpapers/WWWforEurope_WPS_no080_MS19.pdf

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Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital
People
Altzinger, Wilfried (Details)
Crespo Cuaresma, Jesus (Details)
Schneebaum, Alyssa (Details)
Sauer, Petra (Former researcher)
Rumplmaier, Bernhard (Former researcher)
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Institute for Macroeconomics IN (Details)
Research Institute for Human Capital and Development FI (Details)
Competence Center for Sustainability Transformation and Responsibility WE (Details)
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