Student Perceptions of the Profession and the Decision to Major in Economics, Discussion Paper No. 85

Worthington, Andrew C. & Higgs, Helen (2000) Student Perceptions of the Profession and the Decision to Major in Economics, Discussion Paper No. 85. [Working Paper] (Unpublished)


In Australia, as elsewhere, there has been a dramatic decline in the number of students undertaking undergraduate economics degrees during the 1990s. This applies equally to both specialised economics degree programs and more broadly based economics majors in business degrees. For example, and in terms of specialised economics degrees, Millmow (1995) used a Department of Education, Training and Youth Affairs (DETYA) survey of ten universities to conclude that the aggregate number of students enrolled fell by some 30 percent between 1991 and 1994. However, these official statistics only included students enrolled in the ‘Bachelor of Economics’, rather than all degree programs which could be reasonably classified as an economics qualification.

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ID Code: 570
Item Type: Working Paper
Refereed: No
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Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000) > APPLIED ECONOMICS (140200) > Financial Economics (140207)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
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Deposited On: 16 Dec 2004 00:00
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2012 09:44

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