Assessing the redistributive impact of higher education tuition fees reforms: the case of Quebec
AbstractIn this article, we analyse the redistributive impact of a recent reform of tuition fees in Quebec. We adapt Duclos et al.'s (2005) methodology to a generalized Lorenz framework. Many policy analysts argued that maintaining low higher education tuition fees is regressive. We take a look at the empirical validity of this argument using data from Statistics Canada's Survey of Labor and Income Dynamics. We show the importance of using data to validate this argument. The results obtained allow for the conclusion that this redistributive argument is empirically not verified for the province of Quebec.
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Volume (Year): 18 (2011)
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- Paul Makdissi & Myra Yaxbeck, 2009. "Assessing the Redistributive Impact of Higher Education Tuition Fees Reforms: The Case of Québec," Working Papers 0902E, University of Ottawa, Department of Economics.
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- I38 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Government Programs; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs
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