An Analysis of Overweighed Higher Education Cost in Impoverished Countryside Families

Guoqiang Tang, Xian Zhan


In 1997, China’s general universities carried on the "the axle" policy on tuition charging, and then the tuition of general higher education increases rapidly. Students’ education charges keep increasing and occupy a large proportion of people’s household income. The excessive burden undertook by private families, especially impoverished countryside families has beyond their capacity. The soaring tuition of higher education will directly lead to the poverty of rights and opportunities of education in poor families and will result in disparity in education.  This paper delves into researching the current situation of poor families’ investment of higher education, analyzing the problem of overweighed higher education cost and its fundamental causes. Then try my best to put forward some suggestions.

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