ERIC Number: ED082664
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The Social Benefits of Higher Education: Implications for Regional Finance.
Winkler, Donald R.
This paper evaluates the nature, size, and distribution of public benefits generated by institutions of higher education and assesses the rationale for regional subsidies. Following introductory material, part two discusses the rationale for general public support of higher education and assesses the legitimacy of extending this rationale to regional finance. Enumeration of the activities and outputs of colleges and universities is presented as a means of assessing the sources of social benefits. Part three entails the exposition of a model of social benefits that has implications for the maximization of regional welfare. In part four, a framework for analysis is provided. Part five assesses the social benefits of the outputs of higher education, while part six discusses the social benefits of higher education operations. Part seven derives the implications of this research for regional finance of higher education. A 60-item bibliography is included. (Author/MJM)
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Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Ford Foundation Program for Research in Univ. Administration.