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Student Perceptions of the Financial Returns to Higher Education in the Czech Republic and England: Evidence from Business Schools

Anchor, J.R and Fišerová, Jana (2010) Student Perceptions of the Financial Returns to Higher Education in the Czech Republic and England: Evidence from Business Schools. Working Paper. Emerging Markets Research Group University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK. (Unpublished)

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      Abstract

      In this paper, the short-cut method is used to estimate perceived rates of financial returns to
      higher education in the Czech Republic and a modified version of the method is used to suit
      the current English system of deferred tuition fees. First year university students were asked
      to estimate their earnings with and without a university degree at two points in time. The
      findings show that students perceive higher education to be a profitable investment and that
      rates of return vary by gender as well as by country and a place of study. We conclude that
      perceptions are a useful proxy indicator for the demand for higher education at any particular
      point in time, at least in vocationally oriented subjects such as economics or business studies.
      Therefore policy makers would be well advised to track changes in such perceptions of not
      only university students, but also of high school leavers.

      Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
      Additional Information: EMERGE Working Paper 10/01
      Uncontrolled Keywords: Human capital, Rate of return, Demand for schooling
      Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
      D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain > DAW Central Europe
      L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
      Schools: The Business School
      The Business School > Emerging Markets Research Group
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      Depositing User: Graham Stone
      Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2010 13:48
      Last Modified: 28 Jul 2010 19:56
      URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/7502

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