Tuomas Pekkarinen Government Institute for Economic Research ( VATT ) , Finland , and IZA , Germany School tracking and intergenerational social mobility

@inproceedings{Pekkarinen2016TuomasPG,
  title={Tuomas Pekkarinen Government Institute for Economic Research ( VATT ) , Finland , and IZA , Germany School tracking and intergenerational social mobility},
  author={Tuomas Pekkarinen and eLeVaTor PiTCH and keY FinDinGs},
  year={2016}
}
The goal of school tracking (assigning students to different types of school by ability) is to increase educational efficiency by creating more homogeneous groups of students that are easier to teach. However, there are concerns that, if begun too early in the schooling process, tracking may improve educational attainment at the cost of reduced intergenerational social mobility. Recent empirical evidence finds no evidence of an efficiency–equality trade-off when tracking is postponed.