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Motivations for the Bessarabian youth to study in Romanian universities

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  • Stefanescu, Razvan
  • Dumitriu, Ramona
  • Nistor, Costel

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This paper explores the decisions of Bessarabian youth to study in a branch of a Romanian university. We used data collected from individual interviews with 58 students. We find that uncertainty and the material constraints played a major role in their choice. We also identify some factors with relevant influence on the schooling decisions, such as the perceptions about the costs of education, the wage expectations, and the compatibility with the future profession.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 41621.

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Date of creation: 02 Oct 2011
Date of revision: 02 Oct 2011
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:41621

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Keywords: Schooling decisions; Bessarabian students; Economics high education;

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  1. Magali Beffy & Denis Fougère & Arnaud Maurel, 2012. "Choosing the Field of Study in Postsecondary Education: Do Expected Earnings Matter?," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 94(1), pages 334-347, February.
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