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Expanding education through user charges : what can be achieved in Malawi and other LDCs ?

Abstract : Two features mark the education sector in many LDCs today: first, education is publicly provided; and second. governments are faced with severe financial constraints. As a result, enrollmrnts are confined to low Ievels, and there is excess demand. To mitigate these adverse outcomes, we consider user charges as a means to mobilize additional resources for education. Under the circumstances that characterize most LDCs. we show that (i) families are willing to pay for education: (ii) the resources collected through user charges could finance a sizable expansion of education; and (iii) scholarships can offset the equity effects of user charges.
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Alain Mingat, Jee-Peng Tan. Expanding education through user charges : what can be achieved in Malawi and other LDCs ?. Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, 1986, 5 (3), pp.273-286. ⟨halshs-03193044⟩

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