Search:
Computing and Library Services - delivering an inspiring information environment

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 (Unpublished)

[img] PDF
Fiserova_-_Anchor_IWAEE.pdf - Submitted Version

Download (337kB)
[img]
Preview
PDF
EMERGE_Working_PaperApril10.pdf - Cover Image

Download (11kB) | Preview

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 Poland and a modified version of the method is used to fit 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. It is concluded 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 10/02
Uncontrolled Keywords: Human capital, Rate of return, Demand for schooling, Earnings expectations
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
Related URLs:
Depositing User: Graham Stone
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2010 13:00
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2010 18:56
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/7503

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

Repository Staff Only: item control page

View Item View Item

University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield, HD1 3DH Copyright and Disclaimer All rights reserved ©