Does HECS deter?: factors affecting university participation by low SES groups


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Author: Andrews, Les


The decision whether or not to undertake higher education studies is influenced by a wide range of economic, social and educational reasons. The first section of this report attempts to identify factors that explain low rate of participation and in particular address the issue of whether the introduction of the Higher Education Contribution Scheme (HECS) discouraged persons from low socio-economic status (SES) backgrounds from undertaking higher education. The next section sets out the development of definitions of socio-economic status used to measure the participation of persons from...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Participation; Policy; Disadvantaged; Students; Finance; Higher education

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: [Canberra, Australian Capital Territory]: Department of Education, Training and Youth Affairs, Higher Education Division, 1999

Physical description: vii, 44 p.

ISBN: 0642239150

Resource type: Government report or paper

Document number: TD/TNC 1.121

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