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Student academic performance and professional training year

Arsenis, Panagiotis and Flores, Miguel (2018) Student academic performance and professional training year International Review of Economics Education, 30 (100129).

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This paper studies the relationship between students’ academic performance and the likelihood of attaining work experience as part of their undergraduate studies. The econometric analysis based on a sample of students from the School of Economics at the University of Surrey shows that the average of first-year marks is positively associated with subsequently securing a placement year. The mean predicted probability of obtaining a placement position is approximately 50% if a student's average first-year grade is 50, and the probability rises to 67% and 80% if the student achieves an average first-year grade of 60 and 70, respectively. Other relevant factors that affect the likelihood of securing a placement year are the course of study, the student's nationality and ethnic group. On the other hand, school type and A-level grades in mathematics or in economics have no effect on the chance of securing a placement year.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Economics
Authors :
Arsenis, Panagiotis
Date : 29 March 2018
DOI : 10.1016/j.iree.2018.03.004
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2018 Published by Elsevier B.V. This article is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND license 4.0
Uncontrolled Keywords : Academic performance; Placement; Employability; Economics
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 12 Apr 2018 12:40
Last Modified : 30 Sep 2019 02:08

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