What Leads Undergrads to Seek Humanities Ph.D.s?

June 28, 2016

A new paper (abstract available here) from the National Bureau of Economic Research asks what factors lead a larger share of undergraduates at some research universities than others to seek Ph.D.s in humanities fields. Among the factors: strong humanities Ph.D. programs, higher than typical levels of instructional spending per student and higher than typical standardized scores of entering students.

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