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Determinantes de la demanda por educación superior en Colombia

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  • Sebastián Acevedo


  • Francisco Zuluaga


  • Alberto Jaramillo


Este artículo estudia los factores que en Colombia determinan ladecisión de las personas de ingresar a la educación superior. Se utiliza información del Ministerio de Educación Nacional, del Instituto Colombiano de CréditoEducativo y Estudios Técnicos en el Exterior (Icetex) y de la Encuesta Continuade Hogares (ECH) para estimar un modelo de datos de panel al nivelde cada institución de educación superior (IES), para las 13 principales áreasmetropolitanas, en el período 2000-2006. Los principales resultados del estudiosugieren que la oferta educativa tiene una gran influencia sobre las tasas de matriculaen las IES, particularmente en el sector público. A su vez, la dinámicadel empleo, especialmente el de las personas con educación secundaria, desempe~na un papel significativo en las decisiones de los individuos para ingresar alos estudios superiores y en la escogencia del nivel educativo.********************This paper studies the factors that determine the decision of theindividuals to enroll in higher education in Colombia. A panel data is estimatedat the level of each Higher Education Institution using data from the Ministryof Education, Icetex and the household surveys for the 13 largest metropolitanareas between 2000 and 2006. The main findings of the study suggest thatthe educational supply has great influence over the enrolment rates of HigherEducation Institutions, particularly in the public ones. Also, the employmentdynamics, especially of people with high school education, plays a significantrole on the decisions of individuals to enter higher education and on choosingtheir educational level.

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Volume (Year): (2008)
Issue (Month): (June)

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Handle: RePEc:col:000151:005092
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  1. Julian R. Betts & Laurel L. McFarland, 1995. "Safe Port in a Storm: The Impact of Labor Market Conditions on Community College Enrollments," Journal of Human Resources, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 30(4), pages 741-765.
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