Three essays on the economics of education choice

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Title: Three essays on the economics of education choice
Author(s):
Muehlenbein, Sara Ann
Advisor: Andrews, Rodney
Date Created: 2017-05
Format: Dissertation
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Abstract: Education matters. As attending college, and more recently pursing a graduate education, become more common endeavours, research on how students transition though the secondary and post-secondary educational systems is both vital and informative for students and policy-makers. My research centers around these transitions in and out of educational institutions and examines how specialized pathways through the educational system impact education. Here, I present three empirical investigations that speak to the efficacy of these specialized pathways to educate our youth, aid in transitions in and out of post-secondary institutions, and support graduates in their pursuit of advanced degrees. The first essay evaluates the efficacy of competitive magnet schools, one of many specialized K-12 pathways offered by public schools. The second essay analyzes the impact of a major federal financial aid policy change on the specialized paths of graduate students pursing a master's degree and their borrowing decisions. The third essay characterizes specialized pathways related to major choice in the post-secondary transition from undergraduate studies to graduate studies.
Degree Name: PHD
Degree Level: Doctoral
Persistent Link: http://hdl.handle.net/10735.1/5433
Terms of Use: Copyright ©2017 is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the Eugene McDermott Library. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
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Degree Program: Economics

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