ERIC Number: ED260612
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Mar-7
Reference Count: N/A
The Expansion of the Education Sector in Sweden During the 20th Century.
Swedish Research on Higher Education, n4 1985
Three investigations on quantitative changes in higher education in Sweden are described. In Anders Nilsson's dissertation, "Study Financing and Social Recruitment to Higher Education (1920-1976)," attention was focused on changes in college recruitment from 1920 until reforms in 1977; the effect of various college financing conditions on recruitment; and enrollment trends. Variations in enrollment of different social groups were considered, as measured by enrollment ratio from upper-secondary school (gymnasium) to higher education (universities). Lars Pettersson's dissertation, "Engineering Education and Capital Formation (1933-1973)," provides an historical explanation for the expansion in engineering education in Sweden against the background of the growth and transformation of the economy. Consideration was given to changes in the labor market for engineers that affected salaries and, thereby, the demand for engineering education. Rulf Ohlsson's study, "Higher Education and Demographic Change," analyzed the short- and long-term changes in the annual flow to higher education during 1923-1975. Enrollment ratios were constructed for different student groups (e.g., male students, female students, engineering students, foreign students). The variations in the flow to college were assessed using a human capital model. (SW)
Descriptors: College Students, Demography, Economic Factors, Education Work Relationship, Engineering Education, Enrollment Trends, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, School Business Relationship, Student Financial Aid, Student Recruitment
National Swedish Board of Universities and Colleges, R&D Unit, P.O. Box 45501, S-104 30 Stockholm, Sweden.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
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Authoring Institution: National Swedish Board of Universities and Colleges, Stockholm. Research and Development Unit.
Identifiers - Location: Sweden