The Economics of American higher education
William E. Becker, Jr., Darrell R. Lewis
Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1992 - Business & Economics - 349 pages
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.
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