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dc.contributor.authorSá, Carla Angélica da Silva Pinto de-
dc.contributor.authorFlorax, Raymond-
dc.contributor.authorRietveld, Piet-
dc.identifier.citationCarla Sá, Raymond J. G. M. Florax & Piet Rietveld (2004) Determinants of the Regional Demand for Higher Education in The Netherlands: A Gravity Model Approach, Regional Studies, 38:4, 375-392, DOI: 10.1080/03434002000213905-
dc.description.abstractStudies on the determinants of the demand for higher education typically emphasize the relevance of socio-economic factors, but leave the spatial dimensions of the prospective students' university choices largely unexplored. In this study, we investigate the determinants of university entrance for Dutch high school graduates in 2000, and pay particular attention to the attractiveness of the university, both in terms of its accessibility and the educational quality of its programme. We combine cross-section data on the region of origin of the high school graduate and the university destination region for first-year students with regional and university characteristics in a production- constrained gravity model. The main finding of the study is that the behaviour of prospective students is governed by a distance deterrence effect and a downward rent effect, but a positive impact results from regional/urban amenities rather than from the educational quality of the university programmes.eng
dc.description.sponsorshipThe first author gratefully acknowledges financial support by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT; ref. SFRH/BD/5054/2001). We would like to thank Erik Wijnen of the Informatie Beheer Group for his efforts to explain the data, and John Carruthers (University of Arizona, Tucson) as well as two anonymous reviewers for useful comments and suggestions regarding an earlier version. We also profited from discussions with participants at the 42nd Conference of the European Regional Science Association (Dortmund, Germany, 2002), the 42nd annual meeting of the Western Regional Science Association (Rio Rico, USA, 2003), the Conference of the Dutch Regional Science Association (Utrecht, The Netherlands, 2003), and the Eureka seminar (Free University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2003).-
dc.subjectDemand for higher educationeng
dc.subjectGravity modeleng
dc.subjectEducation qualityeng
dc.subjectAgglomeration economieseng
dc.titleDeterminants of the regional demand for higher education in the Netherlands: a gravity model aproacheng
dc.subject.wosSocial Sciencespor
dc.subject.wosScience & Technologypor
sdum.journalRegional Studiespor
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