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RESEARCH PAPER: Births, Debts and Mirages

This paper investigates whether there is a link between HECS debts incurred by Australian University students and subsequent fertility expectations. The paper 'Births, Debts and Mirages: The Impact of the Higher Education Contribution Scheme (HECS) and Other Factors on Australian Fertility Expectations' was published in the May 2007 edition of the Journal of Population Research. The authors are Peng Yu, Rebecca Kippen, and Bruce Chapman, all from The Australian National University. You can find a copy of the paper at http://www.jpr.org.au/upload/JPR24-1Yu.pdf

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