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ERIC Number: EJ1018183
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1682-3451
Cost-Sharing Reform of Tertiary Education in China and Its Equity Impact
Wang, Catherine Yan
Higher Education Management and Policy, v24 n2 p7-27 Nov 2013
China has made huge strides in expanding access to higher education since the 1980s. The main approach to achieve mass higher education was cost-sharing reforms of tertiary education. This article examines the policy reforms that affected tuition, fees and subsidies for tertiary students since the end of the 1980s and looks at the effects in terms of equity and access. It also examines institutional responses to the various policy changes as they competed for state funds. Using relevant literature, officially published statistical data and results from the related surveys, it identifies the patterns of inequality among four disadvantaged groups. Finally, it analyses the major determinants/contributors to inequality of access to higher education including state and institutional policies and practices, and tuition-related and student-support related factors.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: China
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