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Análisis de los factores asociadosa la deserción y graduación estudiantil universitaria


  • Elkin Castaño Vélez

    () (Universidad de Antioquia)

  • Santiago Gallón Gómez

    () (Universidad de Antioquia)

  • Karoll Gómez Portilla

    () (Universidad de Antioquia)


High drop-out rates and low graduation rates have become an issue of growing interest for higher education institutions and academic authorities. Since 2003, the University of Antioquia started a process of identification of the main factors associated with this phenomenon. This article presents an analysis of the determinants of drop-out and graduation in two of its schools, carried out by an application of the proportional hazards models of R. Prentice, L. Gloeckler, and B. Meyer set in discrete time. The results confirm the joint impact of individual, socioeconomic, academic, and institutional factors over the risk of dropping out and graduating

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  • Elkin Castaño Vélez & Santiago Gallón Gómez & Karoll Gómez Portilla, 2006. "Análisis de los factores asociadosa la deserción y graduación estudiantil universitaria," Lecturas de Economía, Universidad de Antioquia, Departamento de Economía, issue 65, pages 9-36, Julio-Dic.
  • Handle: RePEc:lde:journl:y:2006:i:65:p:9-36

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    proportional risk; discrete time duration model; non-observed heterogeneity; censorship; student desertion and graduation;

    JEL classification:

    • C41 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics - - - Duration Analysis; Optimal Timing Strategies
    • C24 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Truncated and Censored Models; Switching Regression Models; Threshold Regression Models
    • I2 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education


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