Financing Higher Education Worldwide: Who Pays? Who Should Pay?

Financing Higher Education Worldwide: Who Pays? Who Should Pay?

by D. Bruce Johnstone, Pamela N. Marcucci
     
 

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No issue in higher education is as salient, or as controversial, as finance. As demand for higher education around the world grows, so do the costs associated with it, especially as governments shoulder less of the burden. Tuition fees rise and student loan debt grows. Who pays for these surging costs? Who should pay?

D. Bruce Johnstone and Pamela N. Marcucci

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Overview

No issue in higher education is as salient, or as controversial, as finance. As demand for higher education around the world grows, so do the costs associated with it, especially as governments shoulder less of the burden. Tuition fees rise and student loan debt grows. Who pays for these surging costs? Who should pay?

D. Bruce Johnstone and Pamela N. Marcucci examine the universal phenomenon of cost-sharing in higher education — where financial responsibility shifts from governments and taxpayers to students and families. They find that growing costs for education far outpace public revenue streams that once supported it. Even with financial aid and scholarships defraying some of these costs, students are responsible for a greater share of the cost of higher education.

Featuring comprehensive economic and policy data, the authors' international comparative approach shows how economically diverse countries all face similar cost-sharing challenges.

So, who should pay for higher education? While cost-sharing is both politically and ideologically debated, Johnstone and Marcucci contend that, for almost all countries, it is imperative for the financial health of colleges and universities, bringing better efficiency, equity, and responsiveness.

Financing Higher Education Worldwide combines sophisticated economic explanations with sensitive political and cultural analysis of the financial pressures facing higher education throughout the world.

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Editorial Reviews

Journal of Educational Planning and Administration

This book is a must read for the policy-makers, researchers, educationists, journalists and students of financing higher education worldwide for the theoretical insight and empirical data.

HIGHER EDUCATION REVIEW
This is a book full of detail and informed comment that should be read by all who want to understand and be informed about many of the major issues surrounding the financing of higher education in the 21st century.

— Johns Mace

Journal of Higher Education
A great overview of the financing challenges facing each country's higher education system.

— John J. Cheslock

Comparative Education Review
Usefully describes various policies and different countries' approaches to dees, loans, and other financial aid.

— Claire Callender

Journal of Educational Planning and Administration - Asha Gupta

This book is a must read for policy-makers, researchers, educationalists, journalists and students of financing higher education worldwide for the theoretical insight and empirical data.

HIGHER EDUCATION REVIEW - Johns Mace

This is a book full of detail and informed comment that should be read by all who want to understand and be informed about many of the major issues surrounding the financing of higher education in the 21st century.

Journal of Higher Education - John J. Cheslock

A great overview of the financing challenges facing each country's higher education system.

Comparative Education Review - Claire Callender

Usefully describes various policies and different countries' approaches to dees, loans, and other financial aid.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801894572
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
05/06/2010
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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