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Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Stingily, Kyle David
Author's Email Address stingily@gmail.com
URN etd-12082011-134232
Title Trends of S&E students in the United States: an exploratory analysis from 1993-2008
Degree Master of Arts
Department Economics
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Ana Regina de Andrade Committee Member
Keywords
  • S&E Degrees
Date of Defense 2011-12-09
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
Correlations between possible factors in students’ decisions to pursue Science and Engineering degrees at both the undergraduate and graduate level are examined in this thesis. Factors representing supply and demand of graduates at the undergraduate level are examined. For graduate level students, different measures of opportunity cost are hypothized to have correlation with the number of graduates, both foreign and American. Due to data limitations, detailed examination cannot be done and only correlation can be determined. However, the results are expected to set the table for future studies on predictive variables; particularly on the role that opportunity cost plays for graduate students and the policy implications.
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