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Student loans in international perspective: promises and failures, myths and partial truths

Johnstone, Bruce

Abstract:
This paper looks at student loans for higher education from an international comparative perspective, looking especially for the essential elements of lending and borrowing for higher education that lie beneath some of the more visible features of certain student loan programs.  The paper examines the challenges of student lending in low-income, or less "industrialised" countries as well as  countries “in transition” from predominantly state-owned means of production and governmentally-controlled economies to market-oriented economies with substantial private ownership. The author searches for possible explanations for the difficulties that many student loan programs in such countries have had, and suggest some principles for better  accommodating the twin goals mentioned above.

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Title of Paper: Student loans in international perspective: promises and failures, myths and partial truths
Conference Name: International conference on financing of higher education in Eastern and Southern Africa: Diversifying revenue and expanding accessibility
Conference Date: 2002-03-24
Conference Location: The Royal Palm, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Published as Proceedings: no


Date:2002
Document Type:Conference Paper (Not Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:Finance and Physical Resources
Country:International
Keywords:Student Loans, Higher Education, International Comparisons, Student Loan Schemes, Government, Models


File Size:103 KB
Rights:Permission to reproduce this paper has been granted by the author.
Date Added:19 July 2007


Johnstone, Bruce (2002). Student loans in international perspective: promises and failures, myths and partial truths Presented at the International conference on financing of higher education in Eastern and Southern Africa: diversifying revenue and expanding accessibility, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 24-26 March 2002.