Exploring influences on the choice of fields of study in higher education: Evidence from Mexico

Dulce Carolina Mendoza, Cátedra Conacyt adscrita al Programa Interdisciplinario sobre Política y Prácticas Educativas del CIDE, escribió el artículo Exploring influences on the choice of fields of study in higher education: Evidence from Mexico en la International Journal of Educational Development.   Abstract Research into access to fields of study in post-secondary education has received considerable attention worldwide in recent years. While previous work has largely examined disparities in entrance into Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programmes, less research has been published on access to non-STEM areas of study. This article seeks to contribute to this line of research by examining the influences on students’ choice of fields of study in the Mexican higher education system. The quantitative analysis was carried…

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