Gabriel Marcondes Koraicho, PhD Student, Stanford University
Understanding the Higher Education Choice from Low-Income High Achieving Students: Evidence from Brazil
We combined educational datasets from Brazil, such as Exame Nacional do Ensino Médio (ENEM), Sistema de Seleção Unificada (Sisu), and Higher Education Census from Instituto Nacional de Estudos e Pesquisas Educacionais Anísio Teixeira (Inep), to investigate whether the socioeconomic status of high-achieving students who took the ENEM exam influences their application choices for selective universities and programs. Furthermore, we study whether socioeconomic status is also related to enrollment and attendance of these students at these selective universities and programs. Our preliminary results suggest a negative relationship between applying to selective colleges and programs and being a low-income, high-achieving student.