ERIC Number: ED377762
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Economic Challenges in Higher Education.
Clotfelter, Charles T.; And Others
This book examines three issues that will have a significant influences on all institutions of higher education in the United States: (1) the growth and composition of undergraduate enrollments; (2) the supply of faculty in the academic labor market; and (3) the skyrocketing cost of operating colleges and universities. Part 1 focuses on the demand for undergraduate education, with five chapters addressing the size and significance of such demand, patterns of enrollment and completion, explanations of demand, financial aid and public policy, and implications of recent enrollment trends. Part 2 focuses on the academic labor supply, with five chapters covering projections of shortages, a stock flow model of academic labor supply, decisions to undertake and complete doctoral study and choices of sector of employment, the demographic distribution of doctorates, and policies regarding the flow of new doctorates. Part 3 focuses on costs and productivity in American colleges and universities, with four chapters exploring cost inflation, expenditures, enrollment, and costs per student over time. (Contains approximately 430 references.) (MDM)
Descriptors: Careers, College Administration, Demography, Doctoral Degrees, Educational Demand, Educational Economics, Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Employment Opportunities, Enrollment Trends, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Inflation (Economics), Models, Operating Expenses, Productivity, Public Policy, Student Attitudes, Student Financial Aid, Supply and Demand, Trend Analysis, Undergraduate Study
University of Chicago Press, 5801 S. Ellis Ave., Chicago, IL 60637 ($39.95).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc., New York, NY.