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Market structure in Korean higher education

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Frame of Image tive' and invariable ranking order of universities is asserted to be a basic problem, because invariable ranking order might prevent universities and students from free competition with each other, which leads universities and students not to make efforts to develop by themselves. To examine this assertion, this paper studies what is the market structure of universities related to the ranking order, how far the competition among universities goes, how the order of ranking is carried on and whether the ranking of universities is fixed or flexible. Korean Government, in fact, made a ambitious educational reform which tried to enhance the autonomy of each university and loosen various regulation on universities in 1995 (Cheonsik Woo et al, 1999). She also announced then to strengthen the performance assessment on universities to amplify the competition in the university systems, linking the government's financial subsidy with the assessment. These efforts, of course, seem to be related to the issue of the invariable ranking order of universities. After literature survey on higher educational industry follows in the next part(Chapter II), this paper studies, in Chapter III, the characteristics of higher education market of Korea by analyzing each university's financial conditions, which are expressed through connection with price, costs and student subsidy, and then, touching the relations among the financial conditions, student quality and educational circumstances. First, finan


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Title Market structure in Korean higher education
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Author(English)

Kim, Seung-Bo

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[Seoul]:KDI School of international policy and management

Date 2001
Pages 27
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Original Format pdf
Subject Social Development < Education
Holding KDI School of Public Policy and Management

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