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dc.contributor.authorDenny, Kevinen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-31en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-04T09:19:31Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-04T09:19:31Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/47499-
dc.description.abstractUniversity tuition fees for undergraduates were abolished in Ireland in 1996. This paper examines the effect of this reform on the socio-economic gradient to determine whether the reform was successful in achieving its objective of promoting educational equality that is improving the chances of low socio-economic status (SES) students progressing to university. It finds that the reform clearly did not have that effect. It is also shown that the university/SES gradient can be explained by differential performance at second level. Students from white collar backgrounds do significantly better in their final second level exams than the children of blue-collar workers. The results are very similar to recent findings for the UK. The results show that the effect of SES on school performance is generally stronger for those at the lower end of the conditional distribution of academic attainment.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherInst. for Fiscal Studies Londonen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIFS working papers 11,05en_US
dc.subject.jelI21en_US
dc.subject.jelI22en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordtuition costsen_US
dc.subject.keyworduniversityen_US
dc.subject.keywordfeesen_US
dc.subject.keywordsocio-economic backgrounden_US
dc.subject.keywordeducational attainmenten_US
dc.titleThe effect of abolishing university tuition costs: Evidence from Irelanden_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn655169318en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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