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Beyond Tax Relief: Long-Term Challenges in Financing Higher Education

  • Kane, Thomas J.
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    Objects to educational tax incentives (in the form adopted in the 97 tax act) as not well targeted and ineffective in reducing the cost to families of future tuition increases. Recommends greater reliance on income-contingent loan forgiveness as an alternative way to help families pay for college.

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    Article provided by National Tax Association in its journal National Tax Journal.

    Volume (Year): 50 (1997)
    Issue (Month): 2 (June)
    Pages: 335-49

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    Handle: RePEc:ntj:journl:v:50:y:1997:i:no._2:p:335-49
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    1. Aaron S. Edlin, 1993. "Is College Financial Aid Equitable and Efficient?," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 7(2), pages 143-158, Spring.
    2. Thomas J. Kane, 1995. "Rising Public College Tuition and College Entry: How Well Do Public Subsidies Promote Access to College?," NBER Working Papers 5164, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    3. Dick, Andrew W. & Edlin, Aaron S., 1997. "The implicit taxes from college financial aid," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 65(3), pages 295-322, September.
    4. Thomas J. Kane, 1996. "College Cost, Borrowing Constraints and the Timing of College Entry," Eastern Economic Journal, Eastern Economic Association, vol. 22(2), pages 181-194, Spring.
    5. Martin Feldstein, 1992. "College Scholarship Rules and Private Saving," NBER Working Papers 4032, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    6. Kane, Thomas J, 1994. "College Entry by Blacks since 1970: The Role of College Costs, Family Background, and the Returns to Education," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 102(5), pages 878-911, October.
    7. Charles T. Clotfelter, 1996. "Buying the Best: Cost Escalation in Elite Higher Education," NBER Books, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc, number clot96-1.
    8. W. Lee Hansen & Burton A. Weisbrod, 1969. "The Distribution of Costs and Direct Benefits of Public Higher Education: The Case of California," Journal of Human Resources, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 4(2), pages 176-191.
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