ERIC Number: EJ605402
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: 0
The Expansion of Two-Year Colleges: A Dynamic, Multi Level Model.
Blau, Judith R.; McVeigh, Rory; Land, Kenneth C.
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v24 n2 p127-143 Feb 2000
Examines the expansion of public two-year colleges between 1942 and 1970. Tests hypotheses from organizational ecology, institutional theory, predicting that the population of two-year colleges is responsive to business elites, affluence, the labor force needs of a diversified economy, and Democratic Party pluralities. Findings suggest that business elites play an important role, under the condition that there is a surplus of high school graduates in the state. (Contains 50 references.) (VWC)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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