ERIC Number: ED326169
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Financing Higher Education. Current Patterns.
The nature of the changes in the patterns of financing and control of higher education systems which have been observed in the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries over the last decade are discussed. In particular, the report analyzes the links between expenditure patterns, costs and efficiency in higher education in relation to the mechanisms by which institutions receive funds, and examines these areas against the background of changing policies for public financing. The report draws extensively on a series of country case studies prepared specifically for the analysis. The first chapter provides background information and discusses models and concepts. Additional chapters examine the following areas: (1) the existing arrangements and recent trends in the funding of higher education institutions in the studied OECD countries; (2) the variety of schemes of student financial support in the OECD member countries taking part in the study; (3) funding mechanisms and the functions of higher education institutions; and (4) future prospect and policy implications based on current observations. Contains six tables of analytical data and a resource list of national reports. (GLR)
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Financial Needs, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Fund Raising, Higher Education, Paying for College, School Funds, School Support, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Trend Analysis
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses
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Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).