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dc.contributor.authorTham, Siew Yeanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-27en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-15T12:26:14Z-
dc.date.available2011-12-15T12:26:14Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/53633-
dc.description.abstractPrivate higher education institutions (PrHEIs) are utilized to complement public provision due to financial constraints faced in public provision. However, increasing private provision has raised interesting questions as to who gets educated in these PrHEIs. Is increasing private supply enlarging the circle of opportunity to reach those who might otherwise have been unable to enter university or college? In other words, has the explosion in private supply translated into greater inclusion or increased exclusion? This paper explores the access and equity issues in Malaysia's private higher education system. Malaysia is an interesting case study due to the significant presence of PrHEIs in the country and their contribution toward student enrolment. The findings show that the Malaysian government has provided considerable financial support for the development of PrHEIs, through the provision of incentives, subsidized loans, and scholarships. Quality assurance efforts further enhance the development of private provision, as student loans and scholarships are only provided for students on accredited programs. Therefore, PrHEIs have widened access and equity, with the help of government support. Despite this, Malaysia's model of providing access and equity through private provision may be unsustainable, due to the poor repayment record of student loans and the economic need to reduce the fiscal deficit of the government.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherAsian Development Bank Institute Tokyoen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesADBI working paper series 280en_US
dc.subject.jelH44en_US
dc.subject.jelH52en_US
dc.subject.jelI23en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.stwPrivatuniversitäten_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsverhaltenen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungschancenen_US
dc.subject.stwMalaysiaen_US
dc.titleExploring access and equity in Malaysia's private higher educationen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn656910453en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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