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Social Inequality and Educational Decisions Across the Life Course

This pillar focuses on the extent of and the reasons why educational decisions such as the choice of elementary school, the choice of secondary school, the choice of career, choice of study course, continuation of academic career, or participation in occupational further training vary across different sociostructural groups. Class-specific differences in educational decisions can still be observed even when achievements (e.g., grades, competencies, certificates) are comparable. This makes it necessary to clarify the significance of class-specific educational aspirations, motivations, expectations of success, and assessments of costs. Also, particular focus is to be placed on the gender-specific genesis of subject choice in educational careers (vocational training, choice of study subject).

In special cooperation with:

Scientific Heads

Prof. Dr. Corinna Kleinert
(primary contact)
Leibniz-Institut für Bildungsverläufe
Wilhelmsplatz  3
96047 Bamberg
 +49 951 863-3571
Prof. Dr.  Steffen Schindler
Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
Feldkirchenstraße 21
96052 Bamberg
 0951 863 2415

Operational Contact Person

Profile_AvatarHomuth, Christoph