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Title: University Dropout Problems and Solutions

Author(s): Giuseppe Bertola

Publication Date: February 2021

Keyword(s): Higher education and Option value

Programme Area(s): Labour Economics

Abstract: Frequent non-completion in optional education can be efficient if dropouts optimally exercise an option rationally foreseen by previous enrollment choices. This paper shows that in educational opportunities and groups of students where enrollment resolves more pronounced individual uncertainty both enrollment and dropout are higher, with ambiguous degree completion effects, and educational outcomes are unambiguously better in expectation and on average.

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Bertola, G. 2021. 'University Dropout Problems and Solutions'. London, Centre for Economic Policy Research.