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2020 Volume 10
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Volume 5, Issue 1, April 2015,
Page(s): 44-54
Literature Review
Received: June 6, 2014; Accepted: March 14, 2015; Published online: September 9, 2015
doi:10.2399/yod.15.001; Copyright © 2015, Deomed
The necessity of investing higher education in the light of individual and social returns
Metin Özkan1 (E-mail), Habib Özgan2
1Department of Educational Planning, Gaziantep University; 2 Program of Educational Administration, Supervision, Planning and Economics, Department of Educational Sciences, Faculty of Education, Gaziantep University, Gaziantep, Turkey
The increasing demand due to the social and individual returns to higher education causes countries to be in an effort to increase the demand of higher education. In this effort, one of the main problems faced by countries, as a natural conclusion of the rapid increase of enrolment rate at higher education, is the resources' allocated to higher education by all countries around world being inadequate. In order to overcome this problem, countries are adopting different higher education financing methods or making some changes on their systems that have already been existed. Accordingly, in the financing of higher education, instead of public funding, mixed financing methods which non-governmental organisations, industrial enterprises and individuals attend more have begun to be adopted. However, the extent to which stakeholders should contribute to the financing of higher education is a controversial subject. The detection of those who benefits from the returns of higher education can provide opinion on who should participate to the financing. In this study, the necessity of investing in higher education is aimed to present by describing the social and individual returns of higher education. As a conclusion, it can be said that the use of public resources for financing higher education should be continued. The use of public resources in financing higher education can be evaluated as a state hand that can be used to enable equal opportunities. Nevertheless, individuals should participate in the costs of higher education services in the rate of return they provide from them.
Keywords: Higher education, individual returns, private funding, public funding, social returns.
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