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TitleHigher education (related) choices in Portugal : joint decisions on institution type and leaving home
Author(s)Sá, Carla Angélica da Silva Pinto de
Tavares, Diana Amado
Justino, Elsa
Amaral, Alberto
KeywordsUniversity
Polytechnic institute
Leaving home
Accessibility
Issue date2011
PublisherTaylor & Francis
JournalStudies in Higher Education
Abstract(s)The aim of this article is twofold: to further investigate the type of higher education institution choice using individual-level data on first-year students, and to establish the link between institution choice and the decision whether to leave home. The analysis was performed for Portuguese higher education by means of a bivariate probit model. Results indicated gender differences in the type of higher education institution choice. Socio-economic background appeared to constrain student choices and accessibility did play a role in their decisions. When it comes to the leaving home decision, the higher the income group and the higher the parents’ literacy, the more likely it was that students stayed at home. Students with strong preferences over leisure activities tended to leave home to attend higher education.
TypeArticle
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/19163
DOI10.1080/03075071003725343
ISSN0307-5079
1470-174X
Publisher versionhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03075071003725343
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessOpen access
Appears in Collections:NIPE - Artigos em Revistas de Circulação Internacional com Arbitragem Científica

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