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Public Funding and Enrolment into Higher Education in Europe

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  • Winter-Ebmer, Rudolf

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    (University of Linz)

  • Wirz, Aniela

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    (University of Zurich)

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In this paper we provide evidence for the impact of public funding on enrolment of students in college. We use a panel for European countries and apply instrumental variables techniques to find that public funding for schooling – regardless at what level – does increase college enrolment alike with an elasticity of about one. A second issue concerns the impact of tuition fees, which are found to reduce college enrolment.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 503.

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Length: 29 pages
Date of creation: May 2002
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Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp503

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  1. Giorgio Brunello & Claudio Lucifora & Rudolf Winter-Ebmer, 2001. "The wage expectations of European college students," Economics working papers 2001-08, Department of Economics, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria.
  2. Paul Frijters & Uwe Dulleck & Rudolf Winter-Ebmer, 2006. "Reducing Start-up costs for New Firms: The Double Dividend on the Labor Market," School of Economics and Finance Discussion Papers and Working Papers Series 208a, School of Economics and Finance, Queensland University of Technology.
  3. Friedrich Schneider & Alexander F. Wagner, 2003. "Tradeable permits - Ten key design issues," Economics working papers 2003-04, Department of Economics, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria.
  4. Alexander F. Wagner & Mathias Dufour & Friedrich Schneider, 2003. "Satisfaction not Guaranteed - Institutions and Satisfaction with Democracy in Western Europe," CESifo Working Paper Series 910, CESifo Group Munich.
  5. Bergh, Andreas & Fink, Günther, 2006. "Higher Education: Does Public Expenditure Increase Enrollment?," Ratio Working Papers 84, The Ratio Institute.
  6. Friedrich Schneider & Kausik Chaudhuri & Sumana Chatterjee, 2003. "The Size and Development of the Indian Shadow Economy and a Comparison with other 18 Asian Countries: An Empirical Investigation," Economics working papers 2003-02, Department of Economics, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria.

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