The Effects of Accessibility to University Education on Enrollment Decisions, Geographical Mobility, and Social Recruitment
AbstractThis paper focuses on how accessibility to higher education affects university enrollment decisions in Sweden. The analysis refers to the autumn semester of 1996 and is based on approximately 835,000 individuals aged 1929. The empirical results show that the probability of enrollment increases with accessibility to university education. The findings also reveal that accessibility adds to the likelihood of enrollment within the region of residence. Both these results are robust with regard to different specifications of accessibility. Moreover the empirical results indicate that the enrollment decisions of individuals with a less privileged background are more sensitive to accessibility to university education than those of individuals from a more advantageous background. The influence of accessibility on enrollment decreases significantly with individual ability, parental education, and parental earnings.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Umeå University, Department of Economics in its series Umeå Economic Studies with number 690.
Length: 28 pages
Date of creation: 11 Sep 2006
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University enrollment; accessibility; geographical mobility; social recruitment;
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- A22 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - Undergraduate
- I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
- R23 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2006-09-23 (All new papers)
- NEP-EDU-2006-09-23 (Education)
- NEP-GEO-2006-09-23 (Economic Geography)
- NEP-HRM-2006-09-23 (Human Capital & Human Resource Management)
- NEP-URE-2006-09-23 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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