Proceedings of the 10th International RAIS Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities (RAIS 2018)

Student Dropout and Graduation in Colombian Economics Programs

Authors
Maria Camila Gonzalez Gutierrez, Adriana Carolina Silva Arias, Jaime Andres Sarmiento Espinel
Corresponding author
Maria Camila Gonzalez Gutierrez
Keywords
Student dropout, graduation, higher education, economics, multinomial logit regression
Abstract
Dropout and graduation from undergraduate students were associated with the socioeconomic context, academic performance and characteristics of the educational institutions. In this paper, we did a characterization of dropout and graduation of students from programs related to economics in Colombia. We estimated a multinomial logit regression to measure marginal effects from a set of individual, familiar, institutional and context factors on dropout and graduation probabilities of Colombian economics students during the 1998 to 2015 time period.
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