Determinantes de la deserción universitaria en la Facultad de Economía de la Universidad del Rosario
Lopera Oquendo, Carolina
Th is paper analyzes the determinants of the student’s drop-out in the Department of Economics at the Universidad del Rosario, throughout the study of the individual, academic, and socioeconomic background over the desertion risk. In this analysis a duration model is performed with the aim of fi nding those factors. Specifi cally, a proportional hazard model is estimated in discrete time with and without observed heterogeneity (Prentice-Gloeckler, 1978 and Meyer, 1980). Th e results show that male students, students participating within the labor market, and students from other regions have a higher risk of drop-out. Furthermore, the older the student, the highest the risk of deserting; however this eff ect behaves marginally decreasing. Keywords: Student’s drop-out, Duration Models, Proportional Hazard. JEL Classifi cation: C41, C13, I21.