ERIC Number: ED159789
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
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Re: School Expenditures and Relative Wealth 1956--1976. Occasional Paper #9.
Samter, Eugene C.
This descriptive study presents data on school expenditures and relative wealth in New York State from 1955-1976. The subjects of the study are school districts arranged in the following categories: Buffalo, New York City, Rochester, Syracuse, Yonkers, the metropolitan areas surrounding each of the cities, the remaining 42 counties in the state, and the state as a whole. Of central importance to the analysis are the relationships among the city and noncity areas in respect to expenditure and wealth variables. The most obvious trend evident in the data is that expenditures and wealth per pupil increased in all cities and areas from 1955-1976. Also obvious is that expenditures in New York City suburbs consistently outdistanced those elsewhere in the state, although these suburbs have not shown concomitantly higher property wealth. When all the cities are compared with their suburbs, the cities show higher relative wealth, teachers' salaries, and total expense levels. Other conclusions are drawn by examining the relationships among the individual variables, with a special focus on growth rate of expenses and wealth. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: New York