ERIC Number: ED381108
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Economic Trends and Higher Education.
Ottinger, Cecilia A.
Research Briefs, v3 n2 1992
This research brief highlights current and projected economic trends that affect higher education and discusses some of their implications. The brief is organized into three sections: (1) national economic conditions affecting higher education, which presents data on gross national product, inflation, the Higher Education Price Index, the federal budget, and federal and state appropriations for postsecondary education; (2) the ability to pay for college, which presents data on student financial aid, family income, and disposable income and savings; and (3) future labor market trends, which presents data on participation in the labor force, and labor market shares of women and minorities. Analysis of these trends implies that the future will be marked by the opportunity for growth coupled with fiscal constraints. The brief concludes with descriptions of five data resources and a bibliography of 20 items. (JDD)
Descriptors: Economic Change, Economic Factors, Educational Trends, Federal Aid, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Labor Market, Paying for College, Socioeconomic Influences, State Aid, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis
Publications, American Council on Education, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Washington, DC 20036 (single copy, $10; annual subscription, $58; 10 percent member discount).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. Div. of Policy Analysis and Research.