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Participation in Higher Education in Australia: Equity and Access

Cardak, Buly; Ryan, Christopher


We study the relationship between university participation and socioeconomic status (SES) in Australia, focusing on eligibility to attend university. Participation among those with similar eligibility to attend university does not vary by SES. Conditional on their Equivalent National Tertiary Entrance Rank (ENTER) scores, low SES students are as likely to attend university as high SES students. We find that possession and the quality of ENTER scores (eligibility) rises with SES. Our results...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: The Economic Record
DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-4932.2009.00570.x


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