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ERIC Number: EJ963636
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0485
Sources of Funding and Academic Performance in Economics Principles Courses
Faulk, Dagney; Srinivasan, Arun K.; Bingham, Jon
Journal of Economic Education, v43 n2 p165-181 2012
The authors examine two factors that may affect student achievement in economics principles courses: working for pay and the primary source of funds (employer tuition reimbursement, loans, scholarships, financial aid, self-financing, parental transfers, other) used to pay for college for a sample of students in economics principles classes at a regional, nonresidential public university. After controlling for endogeneity, working for pay has no statistical effect on course performance, but the sources of education funding have differential effects on the course grade, with employer funding having a strong positive and significant influence. Students receiving employer tuition reimbursement score approximately 14 percentage points higher in the course than students funded through parental transfers. (Contains 4 tables and 12 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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