ERIC Number: ED394378
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Increasing Hispanic Participation in Higher Education: A Desirable Public Investment.
Sorensen, Stephen; And Others
This paper maintains that increasing Hispanic-American participation in higher education is a desirable public investment. It points out that the educational attainment of Hispanic-Americans has not kept pace with their increasing share of the population and the labor force, and that high school and college completion rates are lower than for other groups. This lower level of attainment translates into lower lifetime earnings and decreased tax revenues for federal and state governments. Increasing the college participation level of the cohort of Hispanic-Americans from birth through age 18 to that of White Americans would increase federal tax revenues an estimated $10 billion per year. Increasing the high school and college completion rates of the same cohort to that of White Americans would increase federal tax revenues an estimated $19 billion per year. (MDM)
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Graduates, Educational Attainment, Educational Policy, High School Graduates, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Income, Investment, Racial Differences, Taxes
Rand, 1700 Main St., P.O. Box 2138, Santa Monica, CA 90407-2138.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA. Inst. on Education and Training.
Identifiers: Public Good