The benefits of higher education participation for individuals and society: key findings and reports: ‘the quadrants’

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Great Britain. Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)


This document illustrates the benefits of higher education (HE) classified according to market and non-market benefit, and whether they relate to the individual or society [the four quadrants]. It builds on earlier work by BIS entitled ‘Things we know and don’t know about the wider benefits of higher education: a review of the recent literature’. A table showing the four quadrants provides links to relevant sources of evidence that have been identified on the specific benefits of HE. The report covers only benefits from HE participation, so that benefits arising from research...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Higher education; Outcomes; Economics; Culture and society; Participation

Keywords: Social aspects

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe

Published: London, England: BIS, 2013

Physical description: 51 p.

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Series: BIS research paper; no. 146

Related items: TD/TNC 114.168; TD/TNC 105.765

Resource type: Paper

Rights: Crown copyright 2013

Call number: TD/TNC 114.790

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