A Quantitative Model for Evaluating Changes in the Duration of Secondary School with an Application to the G8 Reform in Germany
SeriesResearch Master Defense
Speaker(s)Lara Klein , Lara Klein
LocationTinbergen Institute Amsterdam, room 1.60
Date and time
August 24, 2023
11:00 - 12:30
Using a quantitative life cycle model, I study how a decrease in secondary school duration paired with a constant amount of instruction time affects leisure and education decisions of students. First simulation results indicate that the model is consistent with recent empirical evidence of the G8 Reform in Germany. It predicts higher shares of grade repetitions during high school as well as higher shares of gap year takers. However, the model still needs to improve in order to generate the observed changes in the shares of high school and university graduates.