Why Aren't They Taking Economics? Attitudes of First Year Students - University of Wollongong : Case Study
AbstractThis paper presents the results of a survey of first year economics students at the University of Wollongong undertaken in 1995. The survey aimed to gauge student attitutdes towards economics as a discipline relative to other subjects taken within the Commerce degree. It was conducted in an attempt to identify causes for declining enrolments in economics in the 1990s, a phenomenon which has been identified recently inAustralian Universities as well as in the USA in the 1980s.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by School of Economics, University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia in its series Economics Working Papers with number wp96-13.
Length: 31 pages
Date of creation: 1996
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