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Milton Friedman and the finance of higher education

Barr, Nicholas ORCID: 0000-0002-5325-2055 (2016) Milton Friedman and the finance of higher education. In: Cord, Robert and Hammond, J. Daniel, (eds.) Milton Friedman: Contributions to Economics and Public Policy,. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 436-463. ISBN 9780198704324

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Friedman and Kuznets (1945) posed the puzzle that the return to investment in human capital was higher than to physical capital. They hypothesised a distortion causing under-investment in human capital and made brief mention of the idea that individuals might sell ‘shares’ in their future income to finance their investment in human capital. Friedman (1955) explored the idea in more detail, setting out the first worked out proposal for income-contingent repayments. After discussion of today’s context, successive sections of this chapter discuss the nature of Friedman’s idea, assess its impact on policy, and set out a view to the future, including future design options and potential theoretical work.

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Additional Information: © 2016 Oxford University Press
Divisions: Economics
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
L Education > L Education (General)
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2016 09:55
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2024 12:19

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