What is the Value of Higher Education?

Does higher education benefit the society or the individual? Should it be treated as a consumer good or as something that improves our economy and the society as a whole? What are the factors that guide the policies of governments with respect to funding post-secondary education?

“University education makes students more agreeable, conscientiousness”, Oxford University Press USA, via Science Daily, March 12, 2018

“University education and non-cognitive skill development” by Sonja C Kassenboehmer, Felix Leung and Stefanie Schurer, Oxford Economic Papers, 12 March 2018

“Who Foots Most of the Bill for Public Colleges? In 28 States, It’s Students” by Dan Bauman, The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 29, 2019

“Explainer: Enrolment and funding in Ontario’s K-12 schools” by Margaret Campbell, Institute for Competitiveness and Prosperity, September 24, 2018

“Declining enrolment has Ontario colleges facing an uphill battle: PwC report” by Simona Chiose, The Globe and Mail, January 26, 2017

“Is College Worth It?” by Jill Schlesinger, Linked In, April 20, 2016

“A University of, by and for the People” by Sarah Vowell, The New York Times, February 18, 2018

Higher Education in Canada: Different Systems, Different Perspectives, edited by Glen Jones,
Routledge: New York, Garland, 1997

“Service or Captivity? Business-University Relations in the Twentieth Century” by Paul Axelrod, chapter in Universities in Crisis: A Mediaeval Institution in the Twenty-First Century, edited by William A.W. Neilson & Chad Gaffield, The Institute for Research on Public Policy: Montreal, 1986

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