The project investigates the determinants of study choice readiness and the effects of participating in a programme to foster career aspirations at upper secondary school from an economic point of view. While the impact of early tracking has been analysed in many studies factors that determine individual study aspirations and investments in study choice readiness at upper secondary level are rarely investigated. In the proposed project, we intend to contribute to closing this research gap and to develop policy recommendations.

Selected Publications


Mohrenweiser, Jens and Friedhelm Pfeiffer (2014), Forschungsprojekt Duales Orientierungspraktikum – Übergangsprozesse, Regionaldirektion Nordrhein-Westfalen der Bundesagentur für Arbeit, Mannheim. Download


Förderkreis Wissenschaft und Praxis am Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung e.V., Mannheim, DE

Project duration

01.01.2013 - 31.12.2014