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Social networks and study abroad — The case of Chinese visiting students in the US

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  • Ding, Lan
  • Li, Haizheng
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    Using a unique data set on Chinese visiting students in the US, we investigate some non-traditional determinants, especially social networks/connections, on the number of Chinese students hosted in American universities. Applying truncated, OLS, and GLS estimation, we find that social networks/connections have a strong positive and significant effect, and the result is robust across model specifications and estimation methods.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal China Economic Review.

    Volume (Year): 23 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 580-589

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:chieco:v:23:y:2012:i:3:p:580-589

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    Keywords: Chinese students; Study abroad; Social network; Student enrollment;

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