ERIC Number: EJ792561
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
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The Economic Impact of Educational Opportunity
Wilson, Blenda J.
Connection: The Journal of the New England Board of Higher Education, v19 n4 p20-21 Win 2005
New England colleges and universities impact their local and regional economies in many ways. They are often major employers and purchasers. They construct new facilities, attract visitors, provide cultural and intellectual enrichment for the community and boost property values. The knowledge produced by New England's higher education institutions is both a major export and a continuously renewable regional resource. In this article, the author stresses that the most significant value that colleges and universities deliver is the social and economic impact of turning a high school graduate or potential dropout into a college-educated citizen. In addition to the value of advanced education to individuals, better-educated citizens provide tangible economic and social benefits to society as a whole.
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Graduates, Economic Impact, Outcomes of Education, Educational Opportunities, School Community Relationship, Education Work Relationship, Educational Benefits, Human Capital, Role of Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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