ERIC Number: ED080793
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jul
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A Study of the College Investment Decision; Responses, with Comparisons to the Characteristics of Other Recent Microeconomic Surveys. Project Report 1.
McMahon, Walter W.; Wagner, Alan P.
The purpose of this ongoing project is to provide financial aid administrators with a description of the College Investment Decision Study, while placing it in perspective in relation to the objectives of other recent microeconomic surveys: Project Talent, National Longitudinal Study, Thorndike-NBER Panel, PSAT Study, SCOPE Study, and Growth Study. Expected earnings, aspirations, expenses at college, family income and assets, and college choice are among the topics explored. Comparison of key characteristics of the U.S. population with those of the six other surveys and the 2,693 students studied is presented in table form. The Family Financial Statement and questionnaire are included. Appendixes cover: student and family demographic data; aspirations, plans, and expectations; college institutional data; student expenditures at college; sources of funds; family income and assets; and family medical information. (MS)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, College Admission, College Bound Students, College Choice, Decision Making, Educational Economics, Educational Finance, Educational Research, Financial Needs, Financial Support, Occupational Aspiration, Parent Aspiration, Socioeconomic Status
Publication and Information Services Division, The American College Testing Program, P.O. Box 168, Iowa City, Iowa 52240 ($1.00)
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Authoring Institution: American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA. Research and Development Div.