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Title: From System Expansion to System Contraction. Access to Higher Education in Poland
Authors: Kwiek, Marek
Keywords: Polish higher education
higher education reforms
equity
equitable access
social justice
university reforms
EU-SILC data
accessibility
demographics
private higher education
private sector
public-private
private sector growth
private sector decline
tuition fees
cost-sharing
public funding
university funding
public policy
higher education research
comparative education
international education
intergenerational transmission
Polish reforms
postcommunism
transition
market reforms
massification
universalization
micro-level data
EU Survey on Income and Living Conditions
Poland
Issue Date: 2013
Citation: Comparative Education Review. Vol. 57. No. 3, 2013, pp. 553-576
Abstract: Access to higher education in Poland is changing due to the demography of smaller cohorts of potential students. Following a demand-driven educational expansion after the collapse of communism in 1989, the higher education system is now contracting. Such expansion/contraction and growth/decline in European higher education has rarely been researched, and this article can thus provide a possible scenario for what might occur in other European postcommunist countries. On the basis of an analysis of microlevel data from the European Union Survey on Income and Living Conditions, I highlight the consequences of changing demographics for the dilemmas of public funding and admissions criteria in both public and private sectors.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10593/9862
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