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2013 | 3(41) | 95-103
Article title

Identity economics and higher education

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Abstracts
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The aim of this paper is to propose a hypothesis explaining the rather surprising choices of Polish prospective students, who prefer to study fields that do not entail a high salary in the future over those that increase the likelihood of getting a well-paid job. Our hypothesis says that one of the causes of such decisions is a norm that says that a person who did not study is less worthy than a college graduate. In order to explicate this hypothesis in detail, we use the framework of identity economics.
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95-103
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  • Wroclaw University of Economics
  • Warsaw School of Economics
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Publication order reference
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