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A Duration Analysis of the Effects of Tuition Fees for Long-Term Students in Germany

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  • Kifmann Mathias

    () (Universität Augsburg, Universitätsstr. 16, D-86159 Augsburg, Germany)

  • Heineck Martin
  • Lorenz Normann

    (Universität Konstanz, Fach D 136, D-78457 Konstanz, Germany)

Abstract

We examine the impact of tuition fees for long-term students at the University of Konstanz. Applying duration analysis to examine how tuition fees influence when and how students finish their studies in six different majors, we find significant effects with respect to the hazard rates of the various ways of terminating one’s studies. Furthermore, we analyze how the probability of terminating one’s studies in a certain period of time changes. Students obtain a degree in a shorter period of time in two majors. In three other majors, however, we observe that the probability of obtaining a degree generally decreased.

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  • Kifmann Mathias & Heineck Martin & Lorenz Normann, 2006. "A Duration Analysis of the Effects of Tuition Fees for Long-Term Students in Germany," Journal of Economics and Statistics (Jahrbuecher fuer Nationaloekonomie und Statistik), De Gruyter, vol. 226(1), pages 82-109, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:jns:jbstat:v:226:y:2006:i:1:p:82-109
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    1. Pietro Garibaldi & Francesco Giavazzi & Andrea Ichino & Enrico Rettore, 2012. "College Cost and Time to Complete a Degree: Evidence from Tuition Discontinuities," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 94(3), pages 699-711, August.
    2. Jason M. Lindo & Nicholas J. Sanders & Philip Oreopoulos, 2010. "Ability, Gender, and Performance Standards: Evidence from Academic Probation," American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, American Economic Association, vol. 2(2), pages 95-117, April.
    3. Glocker, Daniela, 2011. "The effect of student aid on the duration of study," Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, vol. 30(1), pages 177-190, February.
    4. Jacob Arendt, 2013. "The effect of public financial aid on dropout from and completion of university education: evidence from a student grant reform," Empirical Economics, Springer, vol. 44(3), pages 1545-1562, June.
    5. Ulla Hämäläinen & Kristian Koerselman & Roope Uusitalo, 2017. "Graduation Incentives Through Conditional Student Loan Forgiveness," Working Papers id:12273, eSocialSciences.
    6. Gunnes, Trude & Kirkebøen, Lars J. & Rønning, Marte, 2013. "Financial incentives and study duration in higher education," Labour Economics, Elsevier, vol. 25(C), pages 1-11.
    7. Philippe Batifoulier & Denis Abecassis & Nicolas Da Silva & Victor Duchesne & Léonard Moulin, 2016. "L’utilité sociale de la dépense publique," CEPN Working Papers hal-01421197, HAL.
    8. Hämäläinen, Ulla & Koerselman, Kristian & Uusitalo, Roope, 2017. "Graduation Incentives Through Conditional Student Loan Forgiveness," IZA Discussion Papers 11142, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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