Working Paper Series, Department of Economics, Uppsala University
The Effect of a Student Aid Reform on Graduation: A Duration Analysis
() and Roope Uusitalo
Abstract: In this paper we evaluate the changes in the
times-to-degree at the Finnish universities in the 1990s. In particular, we
evaluate the effect of the 1992 student aid reform that was intended to
shorten the duration of university studies. We find that the student aid
reform had only a modest effect, and that this effect was limited to the
fields with long median durations. Most of the decline in the observed
times-to-degree can be explained by an increase in the unemployment rate
that reduced student employment opportunities.
Keywords: Times-to-degree; university education; student aid; duration analysis; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: I22; (follow links to similar papers)
25 pages, February 6, 2003
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