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Social networks and study abroad — The case of Chinese visiting students in the US

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  • Ding, Lan
  • Li, Haizheng

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Using a unique data set on Chinese visiting students in the US, we investigate some non-traditional determinants, especially social networks/connections, on the number of Chinese students hosted in American universities. Applying truncated, OLS, and GLS estimation, we find that social networks/connections have a strong positive and significant effect, and the result is robust across model specifications and estimation methods.

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  • Ding, Lan & Li, Haizheng, 2012. "Social networks and study abroad — The case of Chinese visiting students in the US," China Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 23(3), pages 580-589.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:chieco:v:23:y:2012:i:3:p:580-589
    DOI: 10.1016/j.chieco.2010.12.004
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    Keywords

    Chinese students; Study abroad; Social network; Student enrollment;

    JEL classification:

    • I20 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - General
    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education

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