University graduation dependent on family's wealth, ability and social status

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Tim Ehlers;
  • Publisher: Göttingen: University of Göttingen, Center for European, Governance and Economic Development Research (cege)
  • Subject: H52 | Soziale Schicht | Bildungsökonomik | Studienfinanzierung | I22 | J24 | Studierende | Theorie
    • jel: jel:H52 | jel:J24 | jel:I22
      ddc: ddc:330

This paper presents a model showing an incentive for a group of people to vote for higher tuition fees, even if these fees have no quality effect. The incentive is based on a non-monetary influence on utility, namely the social status or prestige of graduating. The basi... View more
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