The equity implications of public subsidisation of higher education

A study of the Fijian case

C. Heaton*

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Abstract

Most studies of the returns to higher education ignore the effects of taxation on the distribution of the costs and benefits of education. In an analysis of higher education in Fiji, this study incorporates the tax system in a model of the returns to education and finds that, rather than subsidising higher education, the public generate a significant financial benefit from their funding of higher education, in addition to the profit made by the individual student.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-166
Number of pages14
JournalEducation Economics
Volume7
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1999

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