ERIC Number: ED119566
Record Type: RIE
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Trends in the Sources of Student Support for Postsecondary Education. ACT Special Report Sixteen.
Relatively little attention has been given to the importance of student earnings in the total financing of postsecondary education. The present study deals with this important question. It attempts to answer these questions: (1) How much are students earning in the aggregate? How much of these earnings are increasing resources to finance education, raising the standard of living of the students, and substituting for parental contribution? (3) What are the trends in the various components of total earnings? Adjusting for changing family income characteristics and inflation, How has the disposition of earning changed? (4) What has been the effect of the increase in the proportion of low-income students on earnings and the disposition of earnings? (5) What has been the discrenible effect of changing college costs on students' work effort, earnings, and contributions from assets? (Author/KE)
Descriptors: Commuting Students, Family Characteristics, Family Income, Financial Needs, Financial Support, Higher Education, In State Students, Instructional Student Costs, Married Students, Noninstructional Student Costs, Parent Financial Contribution, Postsecondary Education, Statistical Data, Student Financial Aid, Student Participation, Surveys, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis
American College Testing Program Publication, P. O. Box 168, Iowa City, Iowa 52240 (Order No. 4-4-16, $2.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA.