Members of our Laboratory presented their research in the international conference “Trajectories in education and careers”
Professor Andy Green, University of London: Skills inequality in Russia is lower than in other countries.
Education determines people's chances of success in life. Also it is the mechanism for the reproduction of the social stratification of the new generations. The form of the educational system in the country is related with skills distribution in society and the level of inter-generational social mobility. This is an important factor of income distribution of the population, which leads economic inequality. Therefore, the modern debates about educational inequality and policy in this area are important to reduce economic inequality.
April, 20 professor Andy Green (University of London) talk about education, skills and ‘pre-distributive’ social policy
This paper will use the OECD PISA and Survey of Adult Skills data to examine the variation across countries in the distribution of the literacy and numeracy skills of young people and adults, how these change over the life course, and how the characteristics of education and training systems affect this.
April 21, professor Henry Levin (Columbia University) talk about why it is important to invest in the education of disadvantaged.
Students from disadvantaged families face obstacles in reaching and completing higher education.