Motivations for the Bessarabian Youth to Study in Romanian Universities

Proceedings of Education and Creativity for a Knowledge Society, November 2011

6 Pages Posted: 18 Feb 2012

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Razvan Stefanescu

University Dunarea De Jos Galati

Ramona Dumitriu

University Dunarea De Jos Galati

Costel Nistor

University Dunarea De Jos Galati

Date Written: October 14, 2011

Abstract

This paper explores the decisions of Bessarabian youth to study in a branch of a Romanian university. We used data collected from individual interviews with 58 students. We find that uncertainty and the material constraints played a major role in their choice. We also identify some factors with relevant influence on the schooling decisions, such as the perceptions about the costs of education, the wage expectations, and the compatibility with the future profession.

Keywords: Schooling decisions, Bessarabian students, Economics high education

JEL Classification: A20, J01, J20

Suggested Citation

Stefanescu, Razvan and Dumitriu, Ramona and Nistor, Costel, Motivations for the Bessarabian Youth to Study in Romanian Universities (October 14, 2011). Proceedings of Education and Creativity for a Knowledge Society, November 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2006680

Razvan Stefanescu (Contact Author)

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Galati, 800008
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Ramona Dumitriu

University Dunarea De Jos Galati ( email )

Romania

Costel Nistor

University Dunarea De Jos Galati ( email )

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