Household characteristics of higher education participants
|Title:||Household characteristics of higher education participants||Authors:||Ryan, Martin
|Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/1929||Date:||3-Jul-2007||Abstract:||The aim of this paper is to analyse the characteristics of Irish households that have a member participating in higher education, using surveys of Irish households collected in 1994-95 and 1999-2000. The results do not show a significant effect of income; this is notable, especially alongside the strong result that longer-term factors such as household wealth and cultural capital have a significant effect. This lends support to the argument proposed by Heckman (2000) that family income is only important over the entire educational investment cycle of a child. However, the importance of grant eligibility is a notable result, which suggests that short-term financial constraints cannot be dismissed. A combination of suitably beneficial short-term and long-term factors may be important for encouraging participation in higher education.||Type of material:||Working Paper||Publisher:||University College Dublin. Geary Institute||Keywords:||Higher education;Human capital;Credit constraints||Subject LCSH:||Education, Higher--Ireland
Education, Higher--Economic aspects
|Language:||en||Status of Item:||Not peer reviewed|
|Appears in Collections:||Geary Institute Working Papers|
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