ERIC Number: ED110630
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Metropolitan Proprietary Schools: A Study of Functions and Economic Responsiveness. Final Report.
Hyde, William D., Jr.
The objective of the research is to examine how vocational proprietary schools in the Chicago area function by analyzing the schools as an industry and by treating the proprietary school as an economic entity. Several aspects of proprietary schools are analyzed: the stability, profitability, and general fiscal characteristics of the industry; the mechanics of market structure and operation within a subsector; the effect of labor market conditions on the demand for proprietary school training; the responsiveness of a proprietary school to changing market conditions and changing technology; and the influence on a school of the recent and rapid expansion of a community college offering similar courses. One chapter of the study is devoted to a time and area analysis of the cosmetology industry, and a final chapter summarizes the major findings of the research. The study is supported by a large number of statistical tables, charts, and appendixes. (Author/PR)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Cosmetology, Economic Climate, Educational Demand, Educational Economics, Educational Research, Enrollment Influences, Government Role, Labor Market, Program Evaluation, Proprietary Schools, Tables (Data), Technical Education, Urban Schools, Vocational Education, Vocational Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL. Comparative Education Center.