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Effect of Secondary School Fees on Educational Attainment


Regina T. Riphahn


University of Erlangen-Nuremberg - Department of Economics; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA); CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

March 2012

The Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Vol. 114, Issue 1, pp. 148-176, 2012

Abstract:     
In this study, the heterogeneity of the fee abolition process in West German secondary schools is used to identify the effect of school fees on educational attainment and to obtain an estimate of the price elasticity of upper secondary education. The analysis is based on representative individual‐level data from three annual surveys of the German Mikrozensus. While coefficients cannot be estimated precisely, the results suggest that, on average, upper secondary school attainment increased by at least 8 percent in response to the fee abolition. The educational attainment of females appears to be more price sensitive than that of males.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 29

Keywords: Tuition, school attainment, demand for education, natural experiment

JEL Classification: I20, H52, H71, C21

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Date posted: February 28, 2012  

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Riphahn, Regina T., Effect of Secondary School Fees on Educational Attainment (March 2012). The Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Vol. 114, Issue 1, pp. 148-176, 2012. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2012170 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9442.2011.01661.x

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Regina T. Riphahn (Contact Author)
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg - Department of Economics ( email )
Lange Gasse 20
Nuernberg, D-90403
Germany
Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072
Germany
CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)
Poschinger Str. 5
Munich, DE-81679
Germany
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