The Impact of Entrepreneurship Education on Entrepreneurship Skills and Motivation

Published on Apr 1, 2010in European Economic Review1.71
· DOI :10.1016/j.euroecorev.2009.08.002
Hessel Oosterbeek34
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(UvA: University of Amsterdam),
Mirjam van Praag30
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(UvA: University of Amsterdam),
Auke IJsselstein3
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(UvA: University of Amsterdam)
This paper analyzes the impact of a leading entrepreneurship education program on college students' entrepreneurship skills and motivation using an instrumental variables approach in a difference-in-differences framework. We exploit that the program was offered to students at one location of a school but not at another location of the same school. Location choice (and thereby treatment) is instrumented by the relative distance of locations to parents' place of residence. The results show that the program does not have the intended effects: the effect on students' self-assessed entrepreneurial skills is insignificant and the effect on the intention to become an entrepreneur is even negative.
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