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The Economics of American Higher Education - William E. Becker

The Economics of American Higher Education

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

Hardcover Published: December 2009
ISBN: 9780792391647
Number Of Pages: 349

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This volume addresses topics related to the role of post-secondary education in microeconomic development within the United States. Although several of the chapters are aimed at research/teaching universities, much of what is presented can be generalized to all post-secondary education. The articles in this book summarize the research literature and synthesize what economists and other social scientists have learned about the contribution of higher education to individual and regional growth within society. All contributors to this book have individually made significant contributions to the literature in higher education.

` This book has much to recommend it. The papers are well written and well researched. The bibliographies are very rich. Any economist with an interest in the economics of higher education should make this book a part of his or her collection. ' The Southern Economic Journal, 60:1

Preface. 1. Preview of the Economics of American Higher Education; W.E. Becker, D.R. Lewis. Part One: The Missions of American Higher Education. 2. The Teaching Role of Contemporary American Higher Education: Popular Imagery and Organizational Reality; J.C. Hearn. 3. The Research and Service Missions of the University; G.E. Schuh, V.W. Ruttan. Part Two: Higher Education as Personal Investment and Advancement. 4. Why Go to College? The Value of an Investment in Higher Education; W.E. Becker. 5. Wages of College Graduates; K.M. Murphy, F. Welch. 6. Private Returns to Specific College Majors; M.C. Berger. 7. Private Nonmonetary Returns to Investment in Higher Education; E. Cohn, T.G. Geske. Part Three: Higher Education and Regional Growth. 8. The Role of Universities in Regional Economic Development; T.R. Smith, M. Drabenstott. 9. Higher Education and Regional Development; L.L. Leslie, S.A. Slaughter. 10. Measuring the Regional Economic Effects of Federal Research Grants; R.D. Goodman, W.C. Weiler. 11. The Ambiguous Link: Private Industry and University Research; R.L. Geiger. Part Four: Higher Education as Social Investment for Equity. 12. Equity Issues in Higher Education Outcomes; M.S. Anderson, J.C. Hearn.

ISBN: 9780792391647
ISBN-10: 0792391640
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 349
Published: December 2009
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.68