ERIC Number: ED189905
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Reference Count: 0
More on the Demand for Medical Education, with Special Attention to the Effects of Nonprice Rationing. Discussion Paper No. 79-23.
Stapleton, David C.
A model in which nonprice rationing has two effects on the number of medical school applicants in the United States is specified and estimated for the 1951-76 period. The results indicate that low acceptance rates discourage many potential applicants and that a fairly large and constant percentage of rejected applicants can be expected to reapply. Four previous applicant studies are examined. The results also indicate that the rapid growth rates of applicants in recent years can largely be attributed to three factors: growth in women applicants, increases in resident salaries; and induced increases in repeat applicants. Medical school tuition, loan availability, and the attractiveness of science careers do not appear to have been important determinants of applicants over the sample period. (Author/SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
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