NATSEM Budget Analysis Brochure
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In 2013 the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling celebrated twenty years of contributing to economic and social policy in Australia. This important milestone was celebrated and marked by a number of events and special research output throughout the year.
The following provides the detailed results of a scenario-based analysis of the repayment schedules for a deregulated higher education market in Australia for a number of common degrees in Australia by gender. NATSEM compares the expected repayments under the existing policy and compares that to a deregulated system under a range of scenarios for price increases. The modelling uses Census data for expected future income streams for different occupations, gender and age groups. NATSEM assumes a 5 per cent bond rate for the repayment under the proposed new policy announced in the 2014-15 budget.