ERIC Number: ED197465
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Effect of Demographic Change on Elementary and Secondary School Expenditure.
Commission on Declining School Enrolments in Ontario, Toronto.; Ontario Ministry of Treasury, Economics and Intergovernmental Affairs, Tornoto.
Analysis of demographic data is utilized in this report to trace the relationship between public expenditure and school enrollment in Ontario and to predict the direction of educational expenditure in light of projected enrollment trends. The report shows that inflation, changes in educational policy, and increases in teacher salaries, rather than growth in enrollment, were the major contributory factors to expansion in elementary and secondary school expenditure in the 1960s and early 1970s. Thus, a further decline in school enrollment in the future may not necessarily bring a reduction in educational spending. The report predicts that, even discounting inflation, educational expenditures will continue to grow because of teachers' rising salaries, the continued need for capital spending, and a greater number of retired teachers receiving pensions. (Author/WD)
Descriptors: Capital Outlay (for Fixed Assets), Data Analysis, Declining Enrollment, Demography, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Projections, Expenditures, Foreign Countries, Inflation (Economics), Retirement Benefits, Teacher Salaries, Trend Analysis
Publications Centre, Ministry of Government Services, 880 Bay St., 5th Floor, Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario M7A 1N8 Canada (Record No. ON01528/CODE00332; $.50 microfiche).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Declining School Enrolments in Ontario, Toronto.; Ontario Ministry of Treasury, Economics and Intergovernmental Affairs, Tornoto.
Note: Figures 7 and 8 may be marginally legible. For related documents, see EA 013 260-308.