The higher education policy of 'post-communist' countries in the context of welfare regimes
AbstractThe paper attempts to examine whether higher education policies in 'post-communist' countries, proxied by the Visegrad Group, exhibit features distinct from the classical types of welfare regimes (social-democratic, liberal and conservative) that would allow one to classify them under a single label. It also re-examines the relationship of different national approaches to higher education participation and funding with welfare regimes. Policies are operationalized in four general indicators: (1) particpation in tertiary education, (2) educational expenditures, (3) tuition fees and student financial support, and (4) pre-tertiary stratification. Correspondence analysis is used to explore the relationship between the countries and indicators. The strong correspondence between the indicators' values and a given welfare regime has been confirmed. The four 'post-communist' countries belonging to the Visegrad Group seem to exhibit a mixture of conservative and liberal features. However, no regular pattern of higher education policy has been found among them. Thus, no distinct 'post-communist' welfare regime can be identified with regard to this policy.
|Journal series||Economics and Business Review, [Poznan University of Economics Review, Poznań University of Economics Review (Economics and Business Review)], ISSN 2392-1641, e-ISSN 2450-0097, [1643-5877], (B 15 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.95|
|Keywords in English||higher education policy, welfare regime, ‘post-communist’ countries, correspondence analysis|
|Score|| = 7.0, 02-01-2020, ArticleFromJournal|
= 15.0, 02-01-2020, ArticleFromJournal
|Citation count*||12 (2020-09-12)|
* presented citation count is obtained through Internet information analysis and it is close to the number calculated by the Publish or Perish system.