ERIC Number: ED214419
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Student Flows and Expenditure in Higher Education, 1965-1979.
Cerych, Ladislav; And Others
Enrollment trends in higher education in 10 Western European countries,the United States, and Japan in the 1970s, (and comparative data for East Europe), are examined, along with past and future trends in higher education expenditures in Europe. Enrollments are considered in "Recent Student Flows--Looking at the Seventies" by Ladislav Cerych and Sarah Colton, while expenditures are examined in "Expenditure on Higher Education in Europe, Past Trends and Future Prospects" by Jean-Pierre Jallade. The enrollment data indicate slower or zero growth of traditional students (i.e., young secondary school graduates enrolling in full-time higher education and taking degree courses). This trend has occurred in the West but not in Japan. Information is presented on sectors most affected by the slower growth, trends in female participation, fields of study, level of study, age of students, full- and part-time attendance, social origin of students, college and high school interface, and some trends in seven socialist countries of Eastern Europe. Trends in expenditures are examined for 19 European countries, including six Eastern countries. All Western European countries but one, Switzerland, are characterized by an annual rate of increase in higher education expenditures of 10 percent or more, while most of the Eastern countries have rates of increase of less than 10 percent. Information is presented on expenditures per student in higher education and the following factors affecting expenditure per student: staffing policies, duration of study, and research. Increases appear to reflect either inflation or a growing student population rather than qualitative improvement. (SW)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, College Students, Educational Finance, Enrollment Trends, Expenditure per Student, Females, Financial Policy, Foreign Countries, Full Time Students, Higher Education, Majors (Students), Part Time Students, Social Background, Student Characteristics
Institute of Education, European Cultural Foundation; c/o Universite Dauphine, 1, Place du Marechal de Lattre de Tassigny, 75116 Paris, France.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Cultural Foundation, Paris (France). Inst. of Education.
Identifiers: Europe (East); Europe (West); Japan; United States