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Jun 27, 2018

In Brazil, some universities are free and yet many people still cannot attend. Enrollment in higher education has tripled in recent years but much of the growth in attendance has occurred at expensive private schools. How are we doing in offering university-level education to everyone who wants it? What role does policy play in all of that? On this episode of The Measure of Everyday Life, we talk with University of North Carolina and Duke University researchers about an innovative multiyear project on higher education in Brazil sponsored by Duke University's Bass Connections program.