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What Cause the College Entrance Gap in Korea?: Short-term financial constraints vs. long-term constraints

Lee, Seungeun / Kim, Tae Jong

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dc.contributor.authorLee, Seungeun-
dc.contributor.authorKim, Tae Jong-
dc.date.available2018-12-06T04:44:10Z-
dc.date.created2018-01-11-
dc.date.issued2012-12-
dc.identifier.issn1229-6651-
dc.identifier.urihttp://archives.kdischool.ac.kr/kdi_dev/handle/11125/28671-
dc.description.abstractThis paper empirically investigates the dynamics of the poverty-higher education gap in Korea. Poverty may lead to a gap in access to higher education through two channels: the short-term inability to pay college tuition and fees and long-term disadvantages arising from one's environment that impede the development of academic ability. A regression analysis based on data from the Korean Education and Employment Panel suggests that it is long-term disadvantages that plays a dominant role in the dynamics of this gap. We also replicate a study carried out by Carneiro and Heckman, who have addressed a similar question in the US. Again, the results confirm that the crucial constraint is the long-term accumulation of disadvantages arising mainly from family background, not the short-term constraint. These findings suggest that policies designed to alleviate short-term financial constraints, such as tuition reduction, will be less effective in reducing the gap in accessing four-year college in Korea than policies involving early intervention in children’s development.-
dc.languageEnglish-
dc.publisher한국노동경제학회-
dc.subjectcollege entrance gap-
dc.subjecttuition fees-
dc.subjectacademic ability-
dc.subjectfamily background-
dc.subjectearly intervention-
dc.titleWhat Cause the College Entrance Gap in Korea?: Short-term financial constraints vs. long-term constraints-
dc.title.alternative저소득층의 대학진학 제약요인 분석-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation노동경제논집, v.35, no.3, pp.51 - 81-
dc.description.journalClass2-
dc.description.isOpenAccessN-
dc.citation.endPage81-
dc.citation.number3-
dc.citation.startPage51-
dc.citation.title노동경제논집-
dc.citation.volume35-
dc.contributor.affiliatedAuthorKim, Tae Jong-
dc.type.docTypenull-
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