The effect of increasing income limits on students’ academic achievement

dc.contributorAalto Universityen
dc.contributorAalto-yliopistofi
dc.contributor.advisorDomnisoru, Ciprian
dc.contributor.authorLaitila, Janne
dc.contributor.departmentTaloustieteen laitosfi
dc.contributor.schoolKauppakorkeakoulufi
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Businessen
dc.date.accessioned2024-02-18T17:04:34Z
dc.date.available2024-02-18T17:04:34Z
dc.date.issued2024
dc.description.abstractIn my thesis, I study the effect of the 2008 reform, which increased the income limits for students receiving student benefits, on their academic achievement. To do this, I analyze individual-level registry data on university students in Finland over the years from 2003 to 2013. In the preliminary analysis, I determine the individuals whose earnings were affected by the reform, and in the main analysis, I investigate whether the same individuals faced changes in their academic achievements. The results show that students previously constrained by the income limit increased their earnings, which also resulted in decreased completed credits during the study year. Meanwhile, the results for GPA are inconclusive. While the results are interesting and motivate further research and political discussion, this thesis cannot provide causal estimates for the coefficients.en
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dc.identifier.urihttps://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/126804
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:aalto-202402182455
dc.language.isoenen
dc.locationP1 Ifi
dc.programmeEconomicsen
dc.subject.keywordkoulutusen
dc.subject.keywordtaloudellinen tukien
dc.subject.keywordpoliittiset reformiten
dc.subject.keywordRDDen
dc.titleThe effect of increasing income limits on students’ academic achievementen
dc.titleOpintotuen tulorajojen nostamisen vaikutus opintomenestykseenfi
dc.typeG2 Pro gradu, diplomityöfi
dc.type.ontasotMaster's thesisen
dc.type.ontasotMaisterin opinnäytefi
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