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ERIC Number: EJ946476
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1682-3451
The Impact of Economic Crises on American Universities: Lessons from the Past
El-Khawas, Elaine
Higher Education Management and Policy, v23 n2 Article 8 Sep 2011
Universities around the world have been affected by the recent global economic crisis. Many are challenged by reduced resources, yet they also face greater demands to help spur recovery in their respective countries. This paper explores how colleges and universities in the United States were affected by, and subsequently responded to, several 20th century periods of economic and social turmoil. These included the Great Depression of the 1930s, World Wars I and II and economic dislocation in the early 1980s. For some of them, the ability to adapt to sudden constraints and new opportunities led to unprecedented strengths. The effects of longer-term trends also played a critical role. This paper offers some lessons from these earlier periods that may have relevance today.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Michigan; United States