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dc.contributor.authorShen, Huaen_US
dc.contributor.authorZiderman, Adrianen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-09-02en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:35:33Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:35:33Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-20080711131en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/35266-
dc.description.abstractStudent loans schemes are in operation in more than seventy countries around the world. Most loans schemes benefit from sizeable built-in government subsidies and, in addition, are subject to repayment default and administrative costs that are not passed on to student borrowers. We probe two issues in this paper, for 44 loans schemes in 39 countries: how much of the original loan is an individual student required to repay (the repayment ratio) and what percentage of the total costs of loans schemes can the lending body expect to receive back in repayments (the recovery ratio)? The analysis shows considerable variation in the size of the repayment and recovery ratios across schemes. Moreover, many loans schemes exhibit sizeable built-in subsidies accruing to student borrowers - in over 40 percent of the schemes examined, the repayment ratio is 40 percent or less. Overall loans recovery is considerably lower. Policy implications of these findings are discussed together with a consideration of steps that may be taken to improve the financial outcome of loans schemes.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 3588en_US
dc.subject.jelI22en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordStudent financial aiden_US
dc.subject.keywordstudent loansen_US
dc.subject.keyworduniversity subsidiesen_US
dc.subject.keyworduniversity fundingen_US
dc.subject.stwStudienfinanzierungen_US
dc.subject.stwKredittilgungen_US
dc.subject.stwHochschulfinanzierungen_US
dc.subject.stwSubventionen_US
dc.subject.stwWelten_US
dc.titleStudent loans repayment and recovery: international comparisonsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn572444362en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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