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ERIC Number: EJ802280
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0818-8068
HECS: Some Missing Pieces
Birch, Elisa Rose; Miller, Paul W.
Australian Universities' Review, v50 n1 p30-36 Mar 2008
The Higher Education Contribution Scheme (HECS) has been advanced as having many desirable properties. These have been discussed largely from the theoretical perspective, and with the individual rather than the family as the reference point. This paper explores whether HECS is working the way it was intended. Is it having undesirable or unanticipated consequences? The paper also canvasses the informational requirements for a more fully informed debate on the economic and social impacts of HECS. (Contains 2 figures and 7 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia