ERIC Number: ED101920
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Education in Area Economic Development. Center for Settlement Studies, Series 2: Research Report No. 10.
Molgat, Paul; MacMillan, J. A.
The study determined the: (1) relationship between dropout rates and the quality of education, teachers' qualifications, diversity of curriculum and extra-curricular activities, average town income, percentage of the high school population of American Indian or Metis descent, and school size; (2) effects of educational expenditures on business sales, jobs, and incomes in the Interlake Area of Manitoba; and (3) human capital value. The study's objective was to develop a viable framework for determining the role of education in the area's economic development. Data, obtained from the Department of Education and the 13 high schools in the Interlake Area, were analyzed by multiple regression analysis, an input-output table, and present value equations. Among the findings were: (1) the schools provided employment for a large number of teachers and support staff who spent money in the community and supported local businesses; (2) construction of schools provided jobs in the community and supported the level of local business sales; (3) the higher the town average income, the lower the dropout rate; (4) human capital value increased when the dropout rate was lowered; and (5) towns with low average income levels had teachers with low salaries and low qualifications which led to low quality of education. (NQ)
Descriptors: Dropout Rate, Economic Development, Educational Finance, Educational Quality, Expenditures, Futures (of Society), Human Capital, Input Output Analysis, Literature Reviews, Rural Education, Socioeconomic Influences, Statistical Analysis
Center for Settlement Studies, University of Manitoba, Box 5, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2 ($4.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Manitoba Univ., Winnipeg. Center for Settlement Studies.
Identifiers - Location: Canada