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Tuition fees had no negative effect on participation in higher education in Germany

Wigger, Berthold U. (2014) Tuition fees had no negative effect on participation in higher education in Germany. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (30 Oct 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Following political opposition, all German states have abolished university tuition fees, which were originally implemented in the mid-2000s. Berthold U. Wigger outlines the findings of research on the effect tuition fees had on enrolment levels in German universities. He writes that contrary to expectations, tuition fees did not have an identifiable negative effect on enrolment levels within Germany. He argues that the German experience shows tuition fees will not necessarily deter potential students if they are set at a relatively low level, are combined with an effective student loans programme, and if exemptions are provided to students matching certain social criteria, such as low incomes.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2017 10:54
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2019 23:20
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71668

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