ERIC Number: ED097272
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Societal Development and the Expansion of Educational Systems.
Hannan, Michael T.
The study of the causal connections of national educational expansion and social and economic development raises a variety of theoretical and methodological problems. The research reported here concentrates on the latter. It is felt that, because it is expected that educational expansion affects economic development, complicated analysis strategies are called for. The strategy supported is that of a longitudinal investigation of the issue using a large sample of nation-states. Special problems concerning longitudinal analysis and the use of conventional cross-national data are discussed. Using a revised panel model and the data for 1950-1965, relatively strong effects of educational expansion on economic development are shown. These findings persist under a wide variety of modifications of the analysis structure and, further, appear to be inconsistent with a model in which both education and economic development are not causally related. (Author/KSM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Regional Research Program.
Authoring Institution: N/A