Higher Education and Economic Growth

Editors: Becker Jr., William E., Lewis, D.R. (Eds.)

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-015-8167-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-7923-9235-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $199.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-5792-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

After decades of effortless growth and prosperity, America's postsecondary institutions of education have come under increasing financial stress and waning public support. In part, this stress reflects a slowdown in the real rate of national economic growth and the loss of federal and state revenues for education generally. It also reflects a trend of state legislatures simply giving higher education an ever lower ranking on the list of funding priorities. Postsecondary educational institutions in the United States will continue to face increasing financial stress and waning public support as critics question the contribution of higher education to economic growth, which historically has been a major rationale for funding. Unless the trends in education financing can be changed, higher edu­ cation can be expected to stagnate. What, if anything, can be done? As a starting point, advocates of higher education need to more fully recognize the important ways in which higher education influences technological change and also is influenced by that change. As demonstrated by the chapters in this book, higher education is not a neutral or passive player in economic growth. This volume addresses topics related to the role of postsecondary education in national economic development within the United States.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Preview of Higher Education and Economic Growth

    Becker, William E. (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

  • Higher Education and Economic Growth

    Hoenack, Stephen A.

    Pages 21-50

  • Higher Education, Economic Growth, and Earnings

    Pencavel, John

    Pages 51-85

  • Is Public Education Productive?

    Aschauer, David Alan

    Pages 87-104

  • The Contribution of Higher Education to R&D and Productivity Growth

    McMahon, Walter W.

    Pages 105-127

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-015-8167-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-7923-9235-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $199.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-5792-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Higher Education and Economic Growth
Editors
  • William E. Becker Jr.
  • D.R. Lewis
Copyright
1993
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-94-015-8167-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-015-8167-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-9235-4
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-5792-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 184
Topics