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The effects of the 2006 tuition fee reform and the Great Recession on university student dropout behaviour in the UK

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1/08/2019
<mark>Journal</mark>Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organisation
Volume164
Number of pages26
Pages (from-to)331-356
Publication statusPublished
Early online date24/06/19
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

This paper investigates the causal effect of the Great Recession, and a conditional effect of a tuition fee reform, on the risk of students dropping out of HE. We use HESA data and our analysis combines duration modelling with difference-in-differences. We find that the causal effect of the recession increases the risk of drop out, especially for males. A smaller and positive effect of the tuition fee reform for males, whereas we observe the opposite effect for females. Differences in dropout behaviour are also found for high and low income groups, and between different types of university and subjects studied.

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This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 164, 2019 DOI: 10.1016/j.jebo.2019.06.002