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Analyse économique du choix d’études universitaires au Liban : le cas des étudiants en sciences économiques de l’Université Saint-Joseph

Abstract : The purpose of this dissertation revolves around the mechanisms that lead Lebanese students aiming to enroll in higher education, to engage in a particular field of study. The paper analyzes the case of the first student choice in economics at Saint Joseph University (USJ) over the period between 2000 and 2016. Using a mixed methodology research, we conduct an econometric study, using logistic regression that aims to model the first choice of studies in economics at USJ and to determine the main factors behind it. The research used two sets of secondary data relating to USJ students and graduates. Two qualitative surveys based on semi-structured interviews made it possible to complete the econometric study. The first survey was conducted among a sample of graduate students from the Faculty of Economics at USJ, and the second one consisted of interviewing a sample of Lebanese employers who usually recruit graduates in economics. The purpose of the interviews was to analyze the extent to which the perceptions and the expectations of graduates, related to labor market, correspond with those of employers. Firstly, the qualitative survey sought to interpret the expectations of graduates with regard to the signal effect of their diploma on the labor market. Secondly, the qualitative approach made it possible to study the dimension of individual freedom applied to the student choice of higher education field of study and its impact on capabilities and professional well-being. The theoretical framework that guided the dissertation mainly rests on the human capital theory, the signal and the screening theories and the capabilities approach.
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Nisrine Hamdan Saade. Analyse économique du choix d’études universitaires au Liban : le cas des étudiants en sciences économiques de l’Université Saint-Joseph. Sciences de l'Homme et Société. Université Saint Joseph de Beyrouth; Aix-Marseille Université, 2021. Français. ⟨NNT : ⟩. ⟨tel-03545708⟩



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