Provides the supporting analysis for the higher education (HE) white paper ‘Students at the heart of the system’. Summarises a wide range of evidence and highlights the importance of a well-functioning higher education (HE) system. Covers:
- the role of higher education in UK economic and social development
- the reasons why government intervenes in the market for higher education
- the factors underlying behaviour and competition in the higher education market
Underlying data for the figures and tables in this publication is available in a machine processable format.