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ERIC Number: EJ903003
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 124
ISSN: ISSN-1942-3497
Investment in Graduate and Professional Degree Education: Evidence of State Workforce Productivity Growth
Fatima, Nasrin
Florida Journal of Educational Administration & Policy, v3 n1 p9-35 Win 2009
The purpose of this study was to estimate the effects of investment in graduate and professional education on the subsequent growth in state workforce productivity. The independent variables of this study were investment in master's degree education, investment in doctoral degree education, investment in professional degree education, initial productivity, and economic activity of different industrial sectors. The dependent variable was the subsequent growth in state workforce productivity for the period of 1990-2000. Aggregate data from several federal sources were used. Using the above mentioned variables, a growth model was developed to estimate the effects of independent variables on the dependent variables. Findings indicated that cumulative investments in master's degree education, doctoral degree education, and professional degree education significantly affect the subsequent growth of state workforce productivity. (Contains 4 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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