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Interstate Migration of College Freshmen: An Economic Analysis

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  • James Mak

    (Department of Economics, University of Hawaii at Manoa)

  • James E.T. Moncur

    (Department of Economics, University of Hawaii at Manoa)

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We examine the economic determinants of interstate migration of college-bound freshmen, using state-level data. Our analysis provides a richer explanation of the striking differences among the U.S. states in out-migration of college-bound freshmen. States that provide more educational choices and higher quality education services, charge lower tuition, have broad-based merit scholarship programs and have lower income levels tend to retain a higher percentage of their college-bound freshmen at home.

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Paper provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 200105.

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Length: 20 pages
Date of creation: 2001
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Handle: RePEc:hai:wpaper:200105

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  1. Charles T. Clotfelter, 1991. "Financial Aid and Public Policy," NBER Chapters, in: Economic Challenges in Higher Education, pages 89-123 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  2. Schwartz, Aba, 1976. "Migration, Age, and Education," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 84(4), pages 701-19, August.
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  1. Donata Bessey, 2007. "International Student Migration to Germany," Economics of Education Working Paper Series 0006, University of Zurich, Institute for Strategy and Business Economics (ISU).

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