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ERIC Number: EJ1087897
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0964-5292
The Causal Effect of Off-Campus Work on Time to Degree
Behr, Andreas; Theune, Katja
Education Economics, v24 n2 p189-209 2016
In this paper we analyze the effect of outside university work on time to first degree at German universities. The database is the "Absolventenpanel" 2001, a panel study conducted by the "Hochschul-Informations-System". Aiming to estimate the causal effect correctly, we apply a matching strategy based on the approach put forward by Rosenbaum and Rubin [(1983) "The Central Role of Propensity Score in Observational Studies for Causal Effects." "Biometrika" 70: 41-55]. The results of the matching approach reveal that simple prima facie results are upward biased but confirm that off-campus work has a prolonging effect on study duration.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany