Orkodashvili, Mariam (2009): Spellings Commission Report on Affordability and Access to Higher Education: changing demographics, economic crisis and investment in human capital.
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The paper discusses report of The Spellings Commission for Future of Higher Education that was set up to look into the issues facing the higher education system in the U.S., outline the challenges and offer recommendations to tackle the problems. Most importantly, The Spellings Commission Report raised the issue of the role of federal government in the development of higher education system. The paper focuses on one of the issues raised by the Spellings Commission, access to higher education. The paper suggests that today access still remains an issue for higher education in the U.S. Adjusting to changing demographic trends, increased ethnic diversity and increased enrollments with limited federal resources and complicated federal aid system is still a challenge of the future. The question that remains to be answered is: ‘Will the federal government sustain its traditional commitment to equalizing opportunities for higher education?’
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Spellings Commission Report on Affordability and Access to Higher Education: changing demographics, economic crisis and investment in human capital|
|Keywords:||changing demographics; economic development; economic growth; access to higher education; equity and affordability; federal funding of higher education; workforce; investment in human capital; social capital growth.|
|Subjects:||J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J4 - Particular Labor Markets > J41 - Labor Contracts
Z - Other Special Topics > Z1 - Cultural Economics; Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology > Z13 - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Social and Economic Stratification
H - Public Economics > H5 - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies > H53 - Government Expenditures and Welfare Programs
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I2 - Education and Research Insititutions > I22 - Educational Finance
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J1 - Demographic Economics > J11 - Demographic Trends, Macroeconomic Effects, and Forecasts
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E2 - Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment > E24 - Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution; Aggregate Human Capital
N - Economic History > N3 - Labor and Consumers, Demography, Education, Health, Welfare, Income, Wealth, Religion, and Philanthropy > N30 - General, International, or Comparative
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J0 - General
A - General Economics and Teaching > A1 - General Economics > A14 - Sociology of Economics
A - General Economics and Teaching > A2 - Economics Education and Teaching of Economics > A23 - Graduate
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O15 - Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I2 - Education and Research Insititutions > I21 - Analysis of Education
A - General Economics and Teaching > A2 - Economics Education and Teaching of Economics > A22 - Undergraduate
A - General Economics and Teaching > A1 - General Economics > A13 - Relation of Economics to Social Values
A - General Economics and Teaching > A1 - General Economics > A12 - Relation of Economics to Other Disciplines
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I2 - Education and Research Insititutions > I28 - Government Policy
H - Public Economics > H5 - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies > H52 - Government Expenditures and Education
|Depositing User:||Mariam Orkodashvili|
|Date Deposited:||04. Feb 2010 08:04|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 11:30|
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