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Mixing kids in school leads to more mixed-race adult relationships

Does the racial mix of students’ classmates affect their behavior later on in life? A new IZA Discussion Paper by Luca Paolo Merlino, Max Friedrich Steinhardt and Liam Wren-Lewis compares American students, contrasting those who happen to be in an … Continue reading

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A big fish in a small pond: How rank affects students’ educational decisions

The characteristics of potential classmates are among the decisive factors for parents when choosing a school for their child. It is commonly believed that children learn and achieve more when surrounded by high-ability classmates. In their new discussion paper, IZA … Continue reading

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High school counselors effectively help students choose the right college major

Choosing the right field of study at college is a very important, but also a very difficult decision. Many prospective students face a high level of uncertainty as they have little information on employment prospects and the wage structure of … Continue reading

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How effective is high school mentoring?

Is it worthwhile paying special attention to high school students from disadvantaged social backgrounds? Núria Rodríguez-Planas put this question to a test by looking at the longer-term impacts of mentoring, educational services, and learning incentives on US high school graduation … Continue reading

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Youth unemployment in France at record high: Study recommends activation policies and dual system of vocational training

A French-German team of prominent economists including IZA Director Klaus F. Zimmermann has presented an expert report to French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault which outlines ways to fight the alarmingly high rate of youth unemployment in the EU’s second-largest country. … Continue reading

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