ERIC Number: ED055210
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Feb
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A Fiscal Analysis of Fixed-Amount Federal Grants-in-Aid: The Case of Vocational Education.
Patterson, Philip D., Jr.
A fiscal analysis of fixed-amount Federal grant programs using the criteria of effectiveness, efficiency, and equity is essential to an evaluation of the Federal grant structure. Measures of program need should be current, comparable over time and among states, and subjected to sensitivity analysis so that future grants can be estimated. Income distribution must be considered in measuring fiscal capacity. In addition, the overall matching ratio around which state ratios vary should be determined by the desired minimum state service level. Periodic review of the grants is desirable. The vocational education program should be modified to improve: (1) the measures of program need, (2) equity of constraint limits for allowment equalization, and (3) equalization via matching. Because of ineffective and unequitable features of the Smith-Hughes and George-Barden Acts, their Federal funds should be administered under the 1963 Vocational Education Act. (Author/BH)
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Equalization Aid, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Fiscal Capacity, Program Effectiveness, Vocational Education
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Vocational Education Act 1963