ERIC Number: ED392170
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Aug
The Relationship of Federal Educational Expenditures and Federal Public Assistance Expenditures.
Presley, Charles F.
This paper presents findings of a study that determined if there is a significant relationship between federal expenditures for education and federal expenditures for public assistance. Data on federal primary and secondary educational expenditures, federal public-assistance expenditures, the number of public-assistance recipients, the enrollment in public primary and secondary schools, and annual inflation rates for 1959-91 were obtained from publicly available reports of several federal agencies. Indices were developed in order to deflate the educational and public-assistance expenditures and to remove the effects of population changes, inflation, benefits per recipient changes, and student-enrollment changes. To allow for a delayed reaction, the deflated public-assistance expenditures were shifted year by year and correlated with the deflated educational expenditures. When the public-assistance expenditures were shifted 12 years in relation to the educational expenditures, there was a significant correlation of r=-.907. A linear regression of filtered public-assistance expenditures that was shifted 12 years in relation to filtered educational expenditures indicated an inverse relationship of $1.82 of public-assistance expenditures for each $1 of educational expenditures. Recommendations for further study are offered. Appendices contain statistical tables and four figures. (Contains 10 references.) (Author/LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Research Paper, Sam Houston State University.