Economic challenges in higher education / Charles T. Clotfelter [et al.].

Author
Clotfelter, Charles T. [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
1st ed.
Published/​Created
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1991.
Description
1 online resource (436 pages)

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  • National Bureau of Economic Research monograph. [More in this series]
  • A National Bureau of Economic Research monograph
Summary note
The last two decades have been a turbulent period for American higher education, with profound demographic shifts, gyrating salaries, and marked changes in the economy. While enrollments rose about 50% in that period, sharp increases in tuition and fees at colleges and universities provoke accusations of inefficiency, even outright institutional greed and irresponsibility. As the 1990's progress, surpluses in the academic labor supply may give way to shortages in many fields, but will there be enough new Ph.D.'s to go around? Drawing on the authors' experience as economists and educators, this book offers an accessible analysis of three crucial economic issues: the growth and composition of undergraduate enrollments, the supply of faculty in the academic labor market, and the cost of operating colleges and universities. The study provides valuable insights for administrators and scholars of education.
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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English
Contents
  • Front matter
  • National Bureau of Economic Research
  • Relation of the Directors to the Work and Publications of the National Bureau of Economic Research
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Part I. Demand for Undergraduate Education
  • Part II. Academic Labor Supply
  • Part III. Costs and Productivity in American Colleges and Universities
  • References
  • Author Index
  • Subject Index
ISBN
  • 1-281-43081-1
  • 9786611430818
  • 0-226-11062-1
OCLC
  • 476228219
  • 781253697
Doi
  • 10.7208/9780226110622
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