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Les choix de filières universitaires par les lycéens marocains : préférences et contraintes


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  • Montmarquette, Claude

    (Département de sciences économiques, Université de Montréal)

  • Mourji, Fouzi

    (Université Hassan II)

  • Mahseredjian, Sophie

    (Centre de recherche et développement en économique (C.R.D.E.), Université de Montréal)


From a survey of graduating students at five secondary schools of Casablanca, this article analyzes their intention to pursue university studies and their preferences for the existing fields of concentration. The study shows how elements of motivation and constraints explain their choices and indicates the role played by the perceived situations from the labour market in these decisions. The econometric results suggest that the students prefer fields which increase their chance of finding a job and for which they have a greater probability of academic success. À partir d’une enquête réalisée auprès des élèves de terminale de cinq lycées de Casablanca, cet article analyse leur comportement en matière de décision de poursuivre ou non des études universitaires et les préférences annoncées pour les filières existantes. L’article met en relief les motivations et les contraintes à l’origine des préférences et le rôle de l’information et des signaux émis par le marché du travail. Les résultats économétriques montrent que les élèves optent pour des filières qui leur garantissent le plus de chance de trouver un emploi et dans lesquelles ils ont une forte possibilité de réussir.

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Article provided by Société Canadienne de Science Economique in its journal L'Actualité économique.

Volume (Year): 74 (1998)
Issue (Month): 3 (septembre)
Pages: 485-522

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Handle: RePEc:ris:actuec:v:74:y:1998:i:3:p:485-522

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  1. MONTMARQUETTE, Claude & CANNINGS, Kathy & MAHSEREDJIAN, Sophie, 1997. "How do Young People Choose College Majors?," Cahiers de recherche 9719, Universite de Montreal, Departement de sciences economiques.
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  3. Mark C. Berger, 1988. "Predicted future earnings and choice of college major," Industrial and Labor Relations Review, ILR Review, Cornell University, ILR School, vol. 41(3), pages 418-429, April.
  4. Charles F. Manski, 1993. "Adolescent Econometricians: How Do Youth Infer the Returns to Schooling?," NBER Chapters, in: Studies of Supply and Demand in Higher Education, pages 43-60 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  5. Jack Fiorito & Robert C. Duffenbach, 1982. "Market and nonmarket influences on curriculum choice by college students," Industrial and Labor Relations Review, ILR Review, Cornell University, ILR School, vol. 36(1), pages 88-101, October.
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  1. Boudarbat, Brahim, 2004. "Earnings and Community College Field of Study Choice in Canada," IZA Discussion Papers 1156, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).


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