Title: Dropout from secondary education: all's well that begins well
Authors: De Witte, Kristof ×
Rogge, Nicky #
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Blackwell Publishers
Series Title: European Journal of Education vol:48 issue:1 pages:131-149
Abstract: Despite the increased attention to students leaving secondary education without a diploma numerous students still dropout yearly. This paper makes a distinction between the ‘individual perspective’ and the ‘institutional perspective’ of dropping out. The former is explored by multinominal logit models. We observe that particularly motivation of the student and interest in schooling of his/her parents are crucial predictors of the individual dropout decision. The institutional perspective is examined by ordered logit models. In particular, we discuss the influence of the first year of secondary education by analyzing the large differences in the number of dropouts in Dutch first year classes. We observe that, more than motivation, the first year of secondary education is crucial in shaping the dropping out decision.
ISSN: 0141-8211
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Teacher Training, Faculty of Economics and Business, Leuven
Research Center of Public Economics, Leuven
Research Centre for Educational Research & Development, Campus Brussels (-)
Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) - miscellaneous
Department of ECON-CEDON, Campus Brussels
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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