ERIC Number: EJ536699
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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The Economics Major: A Cross-Sectional View.
Willis, Rachel A.; Pieper, Paul J.
Journal of Economic Education, v27 n4 p337-49 Fall 1996
Postulates five reasons for declining undergraduate enrollment in economics including corresponding decline in business enrollment; slowdown in financial services; competition from other subjects; decline in student academic skills; and a decline in faculty teaching skills. Discusses strengths and weaknesses of each argument. (MJP)
Descriptors: Business Education, Course Selection (Students), Declining Enrollment, Economic Factors, Economics Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Demand, Educational Research, Enrollment Trends, Majors (Students), Statistics, Student Characteristics, Student Interests, Undergraduate Study
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
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Audience: Researchers; Teachers; Practitioners
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