ERIC Number: ED212237
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The Economy and Student Enrollment in University Type Education.
Hilmarsson, Arni Thor
The relationship between the economy of noncommunist European countries and university enrollment over a period of ten years (1967-76) was studied, including the possibility of a causal relationship. Data were gathered from statistical publications of the United Nations; correlations were made by computer at a .05 level of significance. Gross domestic product per capita was used as the economic variable for Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Greece, West Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland. Percentage of the population enrolled in university education was the educational variable. Individual country results show a strong positive correlation between the two variables in all countries except Sweden. Graphs illustrate the separate patterns of the two variables during the period in question. No causal relationship was found between the variables, however, and the results are not felt to have much practical value. Further research is suggested. A brief bibliography and the survey letters used are included. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Europe (West); Gross National Product
Note: Study presented in partial fulfillment of a master's degree research project, Andrews University.