Meeting of the Economics of Education Association edition:22 location:A Coruña, Spain date:4-5 July 2013
Determinants of the decision to enroll in teacher education. Newly linked administrative data from the ministry of education enable us to consider the transition from secondary to higher education of an entire population cohort of students who graduated from secondary education in the academic year 2004-2005. These data allow tracking individual students during their higher education career from the academic year 2005-2006 until 2011-2012. The data include individual student characteristics, detailed individual enrolment information in secondary education and higher education, a number of secondary school and college or university characteristics, as well as regional socioeconomic indicators. The results show that a number of individual characteristics as well as the socio-economic background of the school leavers are significant covariates in explaining the probability to enroll in teacher education.