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Deserción estudiantil universitaria: una aplicación de modelos de duración


  • Elkin Castaño Vélez

    () (Universidad de Antioquia)

  • Santiago Gallón Gómez

    () (Universidad de Antioquia)

  • Karoll Gómez Portilla


  • Johanna Vásquez Velásquez



In contrast with previous studies on university drop-out, which have tried to explain it only according to some of the features that theoretically have been proposed, this article analyzes the student’s drop-out problem in the University of Antioquia incorporating jointly individual, academical, socioeconomical and institutional factors as the problem’s main determinants. The results obtained with the application of duration models and, specifically, the comparison between proportional hazard models with and without unobserved heterogeneity; seem to provide evidence on the joint importance of these four aspects

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  • Elkin Castaño Vélez & Santiago Gallón Gómez & Karoll Gómez Portilla & Johanna Vásquez Velásquez, 2004. "Deserción estudiantil universitaria: una aplicación de modelos de duración," Lecturas de Economía, Universidad de Antioquia, Departamento de Economía, issue 60, pages 39-65, Enero-Jun.
  • Handle: RePEc:lde:journl:y:2004:i:60:p:39-65

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    drop-out; duration models; proportional hazard; hazard function;

    JEL classification:

    • C41 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics - - - Duration Analysis; Optimal Timing Strategies
    • C13 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Estimation: General
    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education


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