ERIC Number: ED337062
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Student Loans in Higher Education: 1. Western Europe and the USA. Report of an IIEP Educational Forum. IIEP Dissemination Programme, Educational Forum Series, No. 1.
This report provides a summary of a forum held in Paris at the International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) in September 1989. The purpose of the forum was to examine recent changes in industrialized countries in systems of financial support for students in higher education, and in particular to review experiences with student loans as a means of providing financial support. Following an introductory chapter, the report discusses: (1) the reasons for recent changes in student support systems in industrialized countries; (2) the effects of loans on access and participation in higher education; (3) the burden of debt caused by student loans; (4) the effects of demographic and labor market changes; and (5) the implications for developing countries. Annexes include summaries of student support systems from Denmark, the Federal Republic of Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States, and a compilation of financial support for students participating in the European Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students (ERASMUS) program of the European Economic Community. Contains 10 references. (GLR)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Paying for College, Student Characteristics, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Trend Analysis
International Institute for Educational Planning, 7-9 rue Eugene-Delacroix, 75116 Paris, France.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). International Inst. for Educational Planning.
Identifiers: Denmark; Germany; Netherlands; Sweden; United Kingdom; United States