EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Disability discrimination in higher education: analyzing the quality of counseling services

Eva Deuchert, Lukas Kauer, Helge Liebert and Carl Wuppermann

Education Economics, 2017, vol. 25, issue 6, 543-553

Abstract: We conduct a field experiment to analyze barriers disabled students face when entering higher education institutions. Fictitious high-school graduates request information regarding the admission process and special accommodations to ease studying. Potential applicants randomly reveal one of four impairment types. Response rates are similar for all four conditions. Evaluating response contents reveals differential treatment by impairment type. Students with depression or dyslexia are provided less information and services compared to students with physical impairments or students with no disability. Our results suggest that general information deficits about health conditions exist. Psychological and learning impairments are less often recognized as disabilities.

Date: 2017
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://hdl.handle.net/10.1080/09645292.2017.1325838 (text/html)
Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:taf:edecon:v:25:y:2017:i:6:p:543-553

Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
http://www.tandfonline.com/pricing/journal/CEDE20

Access Statistics for this article

Education Economics is currently edited by Caren Wareing and Steve Bradley

More articles in Education Economics from Taylor & Francis Journals
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Chris Longhurst ().

 
Page updated 2019-10-18
Handle: RePEc:taf:edecon:v:25:y:2017:i:6:p:543-553