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Short-Term Redistributive Effects of Public Financing of University Education in Quebec

  • Clément Lemelin

Redistributive effects of public financing of university education in Quebec in 1984 are analyzed. Families are grouped by education level of head of family; redistributive effects are assumed to take place within families which are likely to have a child in university during the period of the survey. Benefits are represented by the cost of three forms of public intervention: public subsidies to universities, student aid, and tax expenditure. The total value of public intervention is positively correlated with socio-economic status. The author is unable to reject the hypothesis of regressivity.

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Article provided by University of Toronto Press in its journal Canadian Public Policy.

Volume (Year): 18 (1992)
Issue (Month): 2 (June)
Pages: 176-188

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Handle: RePEc:cpp:issued:v:18:y:1992:i:2:p:176-188
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  1. Baril, Robert & Robidoux, Benoît & Lemelin, Clément, 1987. "La demande d’éducation des jeunes québécois," L'Actualité Economique, Société Canadienne de Science Economique, vol. 63(1), pages 5-25, mars.
  2. Blaug, Mark, 1982. "The distributional effects of higher education subsidies," Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, vol. 2(3), pages 209-231, June.
  3. Bowman, Mary Jean & Millot, Benoit & Schiefelbein, Ernesto, 1986. "An adult life cycle perspective on public subsidies to higher education in three countries," Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, vol. 5(2), pages 135-145, April.
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