Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/27329
Authors: 
Steiner, Viktor
Wrohlich, Katharina
Year of Publication: 
2008
Series/Report no.: 
DIW Discussion Papers 805
Abstract: 
We estimate the elasticity of enrollment into higher education with respect to the amount of means tested student aid (BAfoeG) provided by the federal government using the German Socioeconomic Panel (SOEP). Potential student aid is derived on the basis of a detailed taxbenefit microsimulation model. Since potential student aid is a highly non-linear and discontinuous function of parental income, the effect of BAfoeG on students' enrollment decisions can be identified separately from parental income and other family background variables. We find a small but significant positive elasticity similar in size to those reported in previous studies for the United States and other countries.
Subjects: 
Higher Education
Financial Incentives
Competing Risk Model
JEL: 
H52
H24
I28
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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