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Revising higher education policy in Greece: filling the Danaids’ Jar

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  • Elias Katsikas

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  • Theologos Dergiades

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The study examines the possible effects of a recent policy change in Greece on students’ graduation rates. Our study mainly concentrates on the potential impact that the reform may have on the various categories of students, as these are classified by the way they enter the university. Records for students studying at a university of economic and social studies are analyzed by employing a probit model. Our main empirical finding suggests that students from all the other modes of entry, compared to students entering by means of general examinations, face a considerably higher probability of failure. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, LLC. 2012

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Empirica.

Volume (Year): 39 (2012)
Issue (Month): 3 (August)
Pages: 279-292

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Handle: RePEc:kap:empiri:v:39:y:2012:i:3:p:279-292

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Keywords: Policy change; Duration of studies; Qualitative choice models; I21; I23; I28; C25;

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