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This article analyses the impact of public policies on Higher Education in Chile between1990- 2007 under a Government coalition, which pretends to achieve a better quality and more equity in the educational system. The model of equity used for the analysis considers two axes: i) dimensions of equity (for equal needs, capacities and achievements) and ii) resources (financing, social and cultural) and educational stages (access, academic survival, performance and outcomes). The results indicate that enrollment grew up drastically, but was not the same for students coming up from different socioeconomic levels, dropouts are still high, quality assurance was adequately implemented, but it’s become more difficult for graduates get a job. The article ends with some suggestions to overcome the current difficulties.

Óscar Espinoza Díaz Espinoza Díaz, Universidad UCINF

Director del Centro de Investigación en Educación de la Universidad UCINF.  Investigador del PIIE

Luis Eduardo González, Universitaria de CINDA

Director del Área de Política y Gestión Universitaria de CINDA,Investigador del PIIE
Espinoza Díaz, Óscar E. D., & González, L. E. (2012). Higher Education Policies in Chile from The Equity Perspective. Sociedad Y Economía, (22), 69–94.