ERIC Number: ED053249
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
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The Contribution of Education to Economic Growth in the State of Michigan. Final Report.
Chase, John S.; Miller, James L., Jr.
To determine the nature and extent of education's contribution to State and national economic growth and the migration patterns of Michigan college and university graduates, 4,700 questionnaires were mailed to the 1951-61 graduates of public universities in Michigan. The questionnaire was designed to provide background demographic data, preferences for residing in Michigan, perceptions of Michigan as a place in which to work and live, and actual migration patterns subsequent to earning the degree specified in their questionnaires. Analysis of responses from 46 percent of the population showed that education contributed 5 percent to the economic growth of the State, whereas the comparable figure for the nation as a whole was 23 percent. A large part of the difference was due to the adjustments applied to the basic data at a national level, which was not undertaken at the State level because comparable data were not available. A more accurate analysis should be made when additional data are available, but this analysis shows the effect of the methodology on the results. (BC)
Descriptors: Economic Development, Economic Factors, Education, Graduate Surveys, Migration Patterns, Questionnaires, Statistical Analysis, Tables (Data)
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va. 22151 (PB-188010, MF $.95, see catalog for hard copy price)
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Manpower Research.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. School of Education.