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Australia's HECS Policy: Fewer Social, but more Political Barriers

Australian National University. Regulatory Institutions Network; Braithwaite, Valerie; Ahmed, Eliza


This paper is one of a series that has empirically tested the proposition that whilst the Higher Education Contribution Scheme (HECS) was implemented with the intention of improving access to university education for all Australians, it has had unexpected and unwanted consequences for governance more generally, particularly of the tax system. We use data from the “Graduates’ Hopes, Visions and Actions Survey” based on a sample of 447 Australian graduates who recently completed their tertiary...[Show more]

CollectionsANU School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet)
Type: Working/Technical Paper
Access Rights: Open Access


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