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    University fees and the demand for STEM degrees

    Ball, Alastair (2017) University fees and the demand for STEM degrees. Applied Economics Letters 25 (8), pp. 544-546. ISSN 1350-4851.

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    Abstract

    The 2006 increase in university tuition in the U.K. was followed by a 3-4% reduction in the proportion of students choosing STEM degrees, due either to a change in the composition of students, or to similar students selecting away from STEM subjects. This paper tests the latter hypothesis, estimating the effect of the fees for comparable students using propensity score matching on a rich set of covariates. Results suggest that the change was entirely driven by compositional changes.

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    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis, available online at the link above.
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Educational finance, subject choice, higher education
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Economics, Mathematics and Statistics
    Depositing User: Alastair Ball
    Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2017 07:46
    Last Modified: 22 Dec 2018 01:10
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/18955

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