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Higher Education and Economic Growth - William E. Becker

Higher Education and Economic Growth

By: William E. Becker (Editor), Darrell R. Lewis (Editor)

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Published: September 1992
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This book addresses topics related to the role of post-secondary education in national economic development within the United States. The chapters summarize the research literature and synthesize what economists and other social scientists have learned about the contribution of higher education to economic growth. Attention is given to the research, teaching and service missions of higher education in stimulating economic growth and development.
This book focuses on the economic and social gains to the nation as a whole and follows up on The Economics of American Higher Education edited by Becker and Lewis (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1992), which dealt primarily with the effects of higher education on the gains of individuals.

Contributors
About the Editors
Preface
Preview of Higher Education and Economic Growthp. 1
Higher Education and Economic Growthp. 21
Higher Education, Economic Growth, and Earningsp. 51
Is Public Education Productive?p. 87
The Contribution of Higher Education to RandD and Productivity Growthp. 105
The Effects of Higher Education on Unemployment Ratesp. 129
Quality of Higher Education and Economic Growth in the United Statesp. 145
Higher Education, Business Creation, and Economic Growth in the American Statesp. 163
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ISBN: 9780792392354
ISBN-10: 0792392353
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: September 1992
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 1.0