Effects of the financial crisis on university choice by gender

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This study analyses the university choices of male and female students in Italy over the 2003-2012 period and for two sub-periods before (2003-2008) and after (2009-2012) the 2008 financial crisis. The analysis is guided by human capital, signalling and preference theories and implemented through a competing destinations model that controls for the socio-economic features of both the region of origin and destination. The findings show that in the post-crisis period, males became more career-oriented in their university choices due to increasingly constrained and competitive labour...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Gender; Economics; Career development; Labour market; Equity

Keywords: Economic conditions; Career choice; University; Education work relationship; Social aspects; Decision making

Geographic subjects: Italy; Europe

Published: Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer Science+Business Media, 2017

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Journal title: Higher education

Journal volume: 74

Journal number: 5

Journal date: November 2017

Pages: pp. 775-798

ISSN: 0018-1560, 1573-174X (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 130.339

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