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ERIC Number: ED003823
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 53
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SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS OF THE COLLEGE POPULATION AND OTHERS WITH SOME COLLEGE TRAINING.
ADAMS, WALTER; JAFFE, A.J.
RESEARCH WAS DIRECTED TOWARD ANSWERING THE FOLLOWING THREE QUESTIONS--(1) WHO IS NOT GOING TO COLLEGE AND WHO IS LIKELY TO GO IN THE FUTURE, (2) WHAT MAY BE THE COLLEGE ENROLLMENT BY 1975, AND (3) TO WHAT EXTENT DOES MODERN TECHNOLOGY REQUIRE INCREASED EDUCATION ON THE PART OF THE WORKERS. ALL ANALYSES WERE BASED ON DATA ALREADY COLLECTED BY THE U.S. CENSUS BUREAU, THE OFFICE OF EDUCATION, OR PRIVATE SURVEY FILMS. THE DATA WERE ANALYZED USING REGULAR DEMOGRAPHIC METHODS (AS DESCRIBED IN A.J. JAFFE, "HANDBOOK OF STATISTICAL METHODS FOR DEMOGRAPHERS"). CONSIDERABLE USE WAS MADE OF THE 1960 CENSUS OF POPULATION, ESPECIALLY THE VOLUME, "EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT," AND THE ONE-IN-A-THOUSAND TAPE (SOLD BY THE CENSUS BUREAU) WHICH WAS TABULATED ON A COMPUTER. MAJOR CONCLUSIONS WERE--(1) BY 1975, THE ANNUAL ENROLLMENT OF HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES COULD BE ABOUT 3 MILLION, FIRST-TIME STUDENTS ENROLLED IN 4-YEAR COLLEGES ABOUT 1.1 MILLION, AND TOTAL ENROLLMENT IN 4-YEAR COLLEGES ABOUT 5 MILLION, (2) IT IS DIFFICULT, IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE, TO ESTIMATE 1975 ENROLLMENT IN 2-YEAR INSTITUTIONS BECAUSE OF THEIR OPEN DOOR POLICY, (3) TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE DOES NOT AUTOMATICALLY REQUIRE WORKERS TO HAVE ADDITIONAL FORMAL SCHOOLING, AND (4) GRADUATION FROM HIGH SCHOOL WILL NOT AUTOMATICALLY GUARANTEE EMPLOYMENT FOR JOB SEEKERS WHEN JOB SHORTAGES EXIST. (JC)
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Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Bureau of Applied Social Research.
Identifiers: NEW YORK; New York (New York)