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Essays in the Development and Costing of Income Contingent Loans

Higgins, Timothy Sean


(Note: Abridged abstract) Income contingent loans (ICL) are policy instruments that can enable participation in activities that yield both public and private benefits, with repayment conditions that promote equity, remove the risk of loan default, smooth consumption, and thus increase utility for loan recipients. Three essays are presented on the development and costing of ICLs. The first two essays consider the application of ICLs to paid parental leave and to student income support, and they...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011-04-13
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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