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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
equitable access
social justice
university reforms
EU-SILC data
private higher education
private sector
private sector growth
private sector decline
tuition fees
public funding
university funding
public policy
higher education research
comparative education
international education
intergenerational transmission
Polish reforms
market reforms
micro-level data
EU Survey on Income and Living Conditions
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.
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