ERIC Number: ED400747
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Inflation Measures for Schools, Colleges, and Libraries: 1996 Update. 16th Edition.
Research Associates of Washington, DC.
This report presents various inflation measures for schools, colleges, and libraries for fiscal year 1996, plus historical data for the period 1975-96. An introductory section covers the purpose and organization of the report and defines the indexes used. Chapter 1 covers the theory and design of price indexes. In text and 10 data tables, chapter 2 describes the market-basket components of two inflation measures used for colleges and universities: the Higher Education Price Index, which measures current operations, and the Research and Development Price Index, which measures yearly relative price levels. The chapter also provides a brief overview of the effects of inflation upon institutional funding and faculty salaries. Seven tables and text in chapter 3 present data from two academic library indexes: the University Library Price Index and the College Library Price Index, while three tables and text in chapter 4 cover changes in a fixed-enrollment-weighted Tuition Price Index. Chapter 5, which has 15 data tables, reports changes in the market-basket components of the Elementary-Secondary School Price Index. In chapter 6, several indexes are used to measure new construction and capital equipment price changes. The Public Library Price Index data in chapter 7 cover average price level changes for a fixed market basket of goods and services purchased by a "typical" library. (Contains 13 references.) (CH)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Cost Indexes, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Inflation (Economics), Library Expenditures, Library Funding, Longitudinal Studies, Public Education, Research and Development, School Support, State Colleges, State Universities, Trend Analysis
Research Associates of Washington, 2605 Klingle Road, N.W., Washington, DC 20008 ($40 for academic institutions, $60 all others); also on 3.5 diskette in Excel software.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Research Associates of Washington, DC.