The Student Support and Fees Dataset (SSFD)
The Student Support and Fees Dataset (SSFD) aims to improve the possibilities to conduct large-scale, institutionally informed comparative and longitudinal analyses of student finance systems in general, and of student rights to financial aid and their obligations to pay tuition fees in particular. The dataset is based on calculations of support and fees for three model families. Focus is on social rights and obligations of full-time undergraduate students. The current version of SSFD includes 32 countries for the years 2005, 2010, and 2015.
The SSFD is the result of an ongoing research project aimed at understanding the causes and consequences of student finance systems in affluent countries. The project is a collaborative endeavor of the SPIN research infrastructure at the Swedish Institute for Social Research and the Poznań University of Economics and Business.
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Please acknowledge the SPIN research infrastructure and the specific data module.
Our empirical analyses are based on data from the Student Support and Fees Dataset (SSFD), provided as part of the Social Policy Indicator (SPIN) database (Nelson et al. 2020).
Nelson, K., Fredriksson, D., Korpi, T., Korpi, W., Palme, J. and O. Sjöberg. 2020. The Social Policy Indicators (SPIN) database. International Journal of Social Welfare. 29 (3). 285-289. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijsw.12418