Financing Undergraduate Education: Designing National Policy
AbstractIn this paper we summarize our recent work analyzing pricing, aid, access and choice in American higher education, and we draw out implications from those findings for national higher education policy. We find that real increases in net tuition have impaired access and choice principally for students from low-income families. The Clinton administration education proposals, rather than addressing the needs of this group, focus on providing tax benefits to middle and upper-middle income families. We argue that the nation needs a higher education program that provides more assistance to the students for whom the issue of college affordability is the most pressing.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Department of Economics, Williams College in its series Williams Project on the Economics of Higher Education with number DP-43.
Length: 23 pages
Date of creation: 1997
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Publication status: Published in the National Tax Journal, September 1997, v. 50, iss. 3, pp. 557-71
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