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The impact of progressive tuition fees on dropping out of higher education: a regression discontinuity design

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dc.contributor.author Garcia Montalvo, José
dc.contributor.other Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Departament d'Economia i Empresa
dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-14T15:29:49Z
dc.date.available 2018-02-14T15:29:49Z
dc.date.issued 2018-01-31
dc.identifier https://econ-papers.upf.edu/ca/paper.php?id=1597
dc.identifier.citation
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/33866
dc.description.abstract In recent years, and under the pressure of increasing public deficits, a number of countries have decided to increase university fees to compensate for reductions in teaching subsidies financed by taxpayers. Perhaps the best known case is that of the UK. In this paper we analyze a similar policy adopted in Catalonia, Spain. Tuition fees increased 66 percent in the 2012-2013 academic year to compensate for the reduction in public subsidies used to finance Catalan university teaching activities. Interestingly, the increase in fees was progressive, meaning that there was a fee waiver in function of family income. We analyze the distributional impact of this policy change, showing that this progressive tuition fee does not have a differential impact on the dropout rate of students of dierent socioeconomic status. Since eligibility for the full tuition waiver is determined by a sharp cut-off on household income, we use a regression discontinuity design to analyze the effect of the new tuition fees around the full tuition waiver. We nd no evidence of any adverse impact of the new fees on the drop out rates.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries Economics and Business Working Papers Series; 1597
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dc.title The impact of progressive tuition fees on dropping out of higher education: a regression discontinuity design
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dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/workingPaper
dc.date.modified 2018-02-14T15:29:39Z
dc.subject.keyword enrollment rate
dc.subject.keyword dropout behavior
dc.subject.keyword tuition fees
dc.subject.keyword scholarships
dc.subject.keyword regression discontinuity design
dc.subject.keyword Labour, Public, Development and Health Economics
dc.subject.keyword Statistics, Econometrics and Quantitative Methods
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