University Dropout Problems and Solutions

30 Pages Posted: 11 Feb 2021

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Giuseppe Bertola

Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); Università di Torino - Dip. di Economia e Statistica

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Date Written: February 2021

Abstract

Frequent non-completion in optional education can be efficient if dropouts optimally exercise an option rationally foreseen by previous enrollment choices. This paper shows that in educational opportunities and groups of students where enrollment resolves more pronounced individual uncertainty both enrollment and dropout are higher, with ambiguous degree completion effects, and educational outcomes are unambiguously better in expectation and on average.

JEL Classification: I22, I28

Suggested Citation

Bertola, Giuseppe, University Dropout Problems and Solutions (February 2021). CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP15749, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3783975

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