Improving School Admissions for Diversity and Better Learning Outcomes

Improving School Admissions for Diversity and Better Learning Outcomes

Period: 01.06.2019 - 30.11.2023

The policy question analyzed in this project is how the incentives of public decision-makers may impede the implementation of admissions rules that are both fair and efficient, reduce social segregation and improve learning outcomes. The project has two work packages: The first one addresses the question of how the incentives of public decision makers may impede the implementation of fair and efficient admission rules. The second work package leverages our datasets in order to identify marginal students, based on preferences estimated under work package one. Focusing on these marginal students, which are students that just by chance ended up in one particular school and peer environment, enables us to estimate causal effects of the learning environment on learning outcomes. The findings shall be used to assess the effects of assignment policies on learning and diversity to deepen our understanding of the importance and wider effects of admission rules and deliver concrete policy recommendations. In cooperation with other Leibniz Institutes, universities and government agencies, the project aims to establish a network for admissions practices and their consequences for learning outcomes.

Project members

Thilo Klein

Thilo Klein

Coordinator
Advanced Researcher

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Friedhelm Pfeiffer

Friedhelm Pfeiffer

Stellvertretende Leitung

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Sarah McNamara

Sarah McNamara

Researcher

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Guido Neidhöfer

Guido Neidhöfer

Senior Researcher

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Allowance
Leibniz-Gemeinschaft, Berlin, DE
Cooperation partner
Deutscher Städtetag., Köln, DE // Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung gGmbH, Berlin, DE // Hungarian Education Authority, Budapest, HU // Leibniz-Institut für Bildungsforschung und Bildungsinformation, Frankfurt am Main, DE // London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK // Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, US // Kommunalverband für Jugend und Soziales Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, DE // Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, Berlin, DE // Paris School of Economics, Paris, FR // New York University, New York, US // University of Padua, Padua, IT // Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Wuppertal, DE

Contact

Advanced Researcher, Prof. Dr. Thilo Klein
Telefon +49 (0)621 1235-348
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Senior Researcher, Dr. Guido Neidhöfer
Telefon +49 (0)621 1235-141