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ERIC Number: EJ805457
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1028-3153
The International Higher Education Market: Mexico's Case
Andere, Eduardo
Journal of Studies in International Education, v8 n1 p56-85 2004
For years student scholarship programs to promote knowledge or international cooperation have functioned without question in Mexico. Economics of education literature has questioned the validity of similar programs, and the paradigm is shifting from scholarship support to loan schemes and from merit- to need-based grants. This article, based on the Mexican case, analyzes two large governmental scholarship programs to finance international higher education: CONACYT (Mexican National Science and Technology Agency) and Fulbright. Using data published by the two programs, I conclude that the U.S. and Mexican administering agencies have implemented a scholarship policy that benefits a population group that did not need public support in the first place. Evidence seems to indicate that the taxpayers' funds have been used inefficiently. This calls for a significant change in policy for the Mexican case. Some lessons may be drawn for other countries with similar programs and similar levels of economic development. (Contains 9 tables, 2 figures and 3 notes.)
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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: Mexico