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ERIC Number: ED446501
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 47
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Changes in the Demand for Public Land-Grant Universities in New England, 1976-1999. AIR 2000 Annual Forum Paper.
Toutkoushian, Robert K.
This study focuses on initial student interest in or demand for public, land-grant universities (PLGUs) within the six New England states for the years 1976-99. The study has three distinguishing features. First, time-series data for the six New England states are combined into a panel data set, and fixed effects and random effects models are used to estimate how selected factors affect the demand for PLGUs in the region. Second, this study utilizes data on the proportion of seniors in each state who had their test scores sent to particular PLGUs within the region as a measure of demand. Finally, student demand models are estimated for (1) demand for their own in-state PLGU and (2) demand for the University of New Hampshire among non-New Hampshire seniors in New England. The results for New England show that the changing pattern in the demand for PLGUs from 1976 through the late 1990s has been largely due to: changes in the relative price of attending public and competing institutions; changes in median family income; and the rising degree aspirations of college-bound seniors. (Contains 41 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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