An Economic Analysis of the Higher Education Contribution Scheme of the Wran Report
AbstractThe Higher Education Contribution Scheme (HECS) of the Wran Report is a policy proposal motivated essentially by concerns related to equity and access. As such, it is a recommendation that gives relatively little weight to questions of economic efficiency and resource reallocation in higher education. This can be understood, in part, through reference to the fundamental dilemma inherent in finding a student charge system which encourages a significant expansion in the number of places. Ironically, the most strident criticisms of the Wran Report have come from those who believe that adoption of HECS will significantly decrease participation in higher education of the least advantaged. It is argued that most of these concerns have little basis.
Download InfoIf you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Queensland University of Technology (QUT), School of Economics and Finance in its journal Economic Analysis and Policy (EAP).
Volume (Year): 18 (1988)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Contact details of provider:
Postal: GPO Box 2434, BRISBANE QLD 4001
Web page: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/economic-analysis-and-policy/
More information through EDIRC
You can help add them by filling out this form.
CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
- Nicholas Barr, 1998. "Higher education in Australia and Britain : what lessons?," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 285, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
- Sholeh A Maani, 2002. "Education and Maori Relative Income Levels over Time: The Mediating Effect of Occupation, Industry, Hours of Work and Locality," Treasury Working Paper Series 02/17, New Zealand Treasury.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Manuela Torgler).
If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.
If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.
If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.
Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.