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ERIC Number: EJ953307
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0307-5079
Higher Education (Related) Choices in Portugal: Joint Decisions on Institution Type and Leaving Home
Sa, Carla; Tavares, Diana Amado; Justino, Elsa; Amaral, Alberto
Studies in Higher Education, v36 n6 p689-703 2011
The aim of this article is twofold: to further investigate the type of higher education institution choice using individual-level data on first-year students, and to establish the link between institution choice and the decision whether to leave home. The analysis was performed for Portuguese higher education by means of a bivariate probit model. Results indicated gender differences in the type of higher education institution choice. Socio-economic background appeared to constrain student choices and accessibility did play a role in their decisions. When it comes to the leaving home decision, the higher the income group and the higher the parents' literacy, the more likely it was that students stayed at home. Students with strong preferences over leisure activities tended to leave home to attend higher education. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Portugal