Admissions Constraints and the Decision to Delay University

Kelly Foley, Fane Naja Groes

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Abstrakt

We investigate whether delaying entrance into university is affected by restrictions on admissions into competitive programs. Using Danish administrative data, we estimate a dynamic discrete choice model, in which students choose, if admitted, whether to enter one of 30 programs or delay. We use the model to examine delaying choices under different simulated admissions policies. Our experiments suggest that only 28% of students who delay do so because of admissions restrictions. Furthermore, although students respond to admissions incentives, our results imply that such policies are unlikely to substantially change the overall distribution of delay.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftThe Scandinavian Journal of Economics
Antal sider38
ISSN0347-0520
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 4 dec. 2019

Bibliografisk note

Published online 4. December 2019

Emneord

  • University
  • Admission policies
  • Timing of universoty enrollment

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