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    The funding of part-time undergraduates students

    Callender, Claire (2013) The funding of part-time undergraduates students. In: Heller, D. and Callender, Claire (eds.) Student Financing of Higher Education: A Comparative Perspective. International Studies in Higher Education. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, pp. 115-136. ISBN 9780415535960.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: The financing of higher education is undergoing great change in many countries around the world. In recent years many countries are moving from a system where the costs of funding higher education are shouldered primarily by taxpayers, through government subsidies, to one where students pay a larger share of the costs. There are a number of factors driving these trends, including: A push for massification of higher education, in the recognition that additional revenue streams are required above and beyond those funds available from governments in order to achieve higher participation rates. - Macroeconomic factors, which lead to constraints on overall government revenues. - Political factors, which manifest in demands for funding of over services, thus restricting the funding available for higher (tertiary) education. - A concern that the returns to higher education accrue primarily to the individual, rather than to society, and thus students should bear more of the burden of paying for it. This volume will help to contribute to an understanding of how these trends occur in various countries and regions around the world, and the impact they have on higher education institutions, students, and society as a whole. With contributions for the UK, USA, South Africa and China this vital new book gives a truly global picture of the rapidly changing situation.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Psychosocial Studies
    Research Centres and Institutes: Gender and Sexuality, Birkbeck (BiGS), Social Research, Birkbeck Institute for (BISR)
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 03 May 2013 09:54
    Last Modified: 12 Dec 2016 09:22
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/6584

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