ERIC Number: ED310681
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Financing Higher Education in Japan. Trends and Issues. R.I.H.E. International Publication Series No. 4.
Information on financing higher education in Japan is presented in the hopes that knowledge of the experiences in various countries and their analysis could benefit the efforts for finding future directions around the world. Financing of higher education is attracting international attention and is caused by demographic trends in many developed nations, fiscal stringency, and the conspicuous decline of equity as a social goal. These factors and others have helped erode one of the major rationales for greater public support of higher education. Thus, the public is reluctant to expand government expenditures for higher education. Three chapters are as follows: (1) outline of higher education finance (the higher education system, government expenditures and their flow, institutional finances, and student support); (2) issues and recent reforms (historical background, finance of public institutions, public subsidy to private institutions, and non-institutional subsidies); and (3) evaluation and prospects (consequences of the changes since 1970, environmental changes in the future, and prospects). A statistical appendix provides tables on the higher education system and government expenditures, finances of higher education institutions, and financial aid and economic life of students. Contains 19 references. (SM)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Finance, Federal Aid, Financial Needs, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Public Support, School Support, Student Financial Aid
Research Institute for Higher Education, Hiroshima University, Higashi Senda-Machi, Naka-Ku, Hiroshima 730, Japan.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Hiroshima Univ. (Japan). Research Inst. for Higher Education.
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Identifiers - Location: Japan