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Heterogeneity and college choice: Latent class modelling for improved policy making

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  • Schmidt, Alejandro
  • Ortúzar, Juan de Dios
  • Paredes, Ricardo D.

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The huge increase in higher education coverage in many developing countries has gone hand-in-hand with an additional supply of private colleges and with the enrolment of low to middle-class students, previously excluded from a historically elitist education segment. The larger diversity of both “suppliers and consumers”, unseen a few years ago, calls for methodological approaches that recognize heterogenous tastes and eventually, to classify individuals into mutually exclusive groups, something that can improve the design of public policy.

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  • Schmidt, Alejandro & Ortúzar, Juan de Dios & Paredes, Ricardo D., 2019. "Heterogeneity and college choice: Latent class modelling for improved policy making," Journal of choice modelling, Elsevier, vol. 33(C).
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:eejocm:v:33:y:2019:i:c:s1755534519300909
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jocm.2019.100185
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    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
    • D12 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis

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