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ERIC Number: EJ830784
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 33
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0361-0365
A Simple Unifying Measure of State Support for Postsecondary Education
Trostel, Philip A.; Ronca, Justin M.
Research in Higher Education, v50 n3 p215-247 May 2009
Conflicting measures of state support for postsecondary education create confusion and misunderstanding that convolute debates about states' postsecondary education funding. The use of multiple measures is largely unnecessary, though. A simple single measure is constructed that adequately quantifies both states' postsecondary need and states' ability to pay. Specifically, this study proposes measuring state support for postsecondary education as state postsecondary funding per high school graduate over the previous four years per dollar of per capita income.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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