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Evidence from East Germany: How young people's education plans are shaped by their environment
Ghazala Azmat and Katja Kaufmann September 2021
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Tags: schools; education; equality; germany; policy; growth

The decision to go to university can have a major impact on an individual's financial future and quality of life. Yet we know relatively little about how these decisions are made and adapted within different contexts. Drawing on a new study of East German students following German reunification, Ghazala Azmat and Katja M. Kaufmann show how the education plans of young people are shaped by their environment.