Effects of in-class variation and student rank on the probability of withdrawal : cross-section and time-series analysis for UK university students
Arulampalam, Wiji, Naylor, Robin Andrew and Smith, Jeremy. (2005) Effects of in-class variation and student rank on the probability of withdrawal : cross-section and time-series analysis for UK university students. Economics of Education Review, Volume 24 (Number 3). pp. 251-262. ISSN 0272-7757Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.econedurev.2004.05.007
From individual-level data for nine entire cohorts of undergraduate students in UK universities; we estimate the probability that an individual will drop out of university during their first-year. We examine the 1984-S5 to 1992-93 cohorts of students enrolling full-time for a 3 or 4-year course; and focus on the sensitivity of the probability of withdrawal to the individual's prior qualifications relative to those of the other students in their university course. We show not only that weaker students are more likely to withdraw but also that the extent of variation in prior qualifications within the student's university degree course also exerts an influence on the individual's probability of withdrawal. We also find that withdrawal behaviour varies across universities according to a measure of average university student quality. © 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Economics of Education Review|
|Number of Pages:||12|
|Page Range:||pp. 251-262|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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