ERIC Number: ED340749
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Dec
Federal Support for Education: Fiscal Years 1980 to 1991. Survey Report.
Hoffman, Charlene M.
This report attempts to provide a comprehensive picture of total federal financial support for education since fiscal year 1980 when the United States Department of Education became a separate agency. To the extent possible, outlays, rather than obligations, are used. Education is grouped into three categories: (1) on-budget federal support; (2) non-federal funds generated by federal programs; and (3) federal tax expenditures. Current and constant dollar comparisons are used, based on the government's composite deflator. In fiscal year (FY) 1991, federal support for education, excluding estimated federal tax expenditures (revenues foregone by the government through allowable tax deductions), was an estimated 66.5 billion dollars, an increase of 70% since FY 1980. About 61% of this support went to educational institutions. However, schools and colleges derive only about 10% of their support from the Federal Government, a decline from the 14% of 1980. Between FY 1980 and FY 1991, after adjustment for inflation, federal program funds for elementary and secondary education declined by 7% and funds for postsecondary education declined by 23%. Funds for "other education" (such as libraries and museums) increased by 45% and funds for research increased by 35%. Fifteen data tables and four illustrative graphs are provided. A section on sources and methodology explains the production of the report, and another section provides definitions of relevant terms. Six appended tables provide supplemental information. (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Federal Government, Financial Support, Government Role, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Public Support, Research Opportunities, School Support, Statistical Data, Tables (Data), Taxes, Trend Analysis
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.