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Title:Too far to go? Does distance determine study choices? PDF Logo
Authors:Denzler, Stefan
Wolter, Stefan C.
Issue Date:2011
Series/Report no.:Discussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5712
Abstract:A number of studies have long shown that the probability of studying at university is influenced by the distance to the next university. This study shows for the first time that distance to university also influences the choice of subject/faculty and institution. Moreover, these findings are important because the distance effect in terms of these decisions is associated with significantly less risk of endogeneity than the effect in the analysis of the willingness and ambition to attend university. The results also show that distance does not influence study choices among students from the highest socioeconomic group, a finding that further indicates that distance to university is an expression of differences in the cost of a university education.
Subjects:distance-to-university
subject choice
university choice
Switzerland
JEL:I21
I23
R10
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-201105306388
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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