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Why Education Spending Doesn't Lead to Economic Growth

Why Education Spending Doesn't Lead to Economic Growth | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"Analysis by Lawrence Katz and Claudia Goldin suggests that increased educational attainment among Americans from 1915 to 1999 might account for 10 percent of the growth in U.S. GDP over that time. Some commentators contend that this an underestimate (PDF). But at the global level, no relationship has been found between a more educated population and more rapid economic development. There has been an explosion in schooling in developing countries, but many show nothing like explosive growth in GDP per person. By 2010, the average Kenyan had spent more years in school than the average French citizen had in 1985. But Kenya’s GDP per capita in 2010 was only 7 percent of France’s GDP per head 25 years earlier.


What explains the limited impact of increased education on economic growth? A possible answer is that education acts as a filter rather than an investment."

Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:

An international perspective that is far from clear.

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Why There’s No Actual Demand for Higher Education

Why There’s No Actual Demand for Higher Education | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"[T]here is no inherent demand for education, and definitely not for the education they're peddling as a possible substitute for the traditional system of higher education.


Because the demand isn’t for education, per se. It’s for what we believe education can provide: a secure, stable life."

Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:

Hmm.

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APPA Thought Leaders Report 2013: The Rising Cost of Higher Education

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Thought Leaders Report 2013: The Rising Cost of Higher Education [PDF].

Author:APPAPrice:$ 0.00 (Member Price: $ 0.00)

ISBN:1-890956-74-0

Date Published:September 2013Cover type:PDF

No of Pages:40

Notes:Produced in conjunction with APPA's Center for Facilities Research (CFaR)


The 2013 Thought Leaders symposium, sponsored in part by DTZ, a UGL company, and Jacobs, focused on the topic of the rising cost of higher education.  More than three dozen higher education leaders--including presidents, provosts, business officers, consultants, association executives, and facilities professionals--participated in a facilitated discussion and work session to identify, prioritize, and recommend solutions on the issues related to the cost of higher education.  

Contents:
* Executive summary
* The challenge of rising costs in higher education
* Colleges in crisis - a summation
* The top issues in higher education facilities
   1. Align the programs and priorities of the institution with its mission and vision
   2. Build campus-wide understanding of the "arms race" between institutions on campus spending
   3. Better utilize and manage space
   4. Involve faculty in decisions about facilities and space
   5. Identify programs and facilities that need investment
   6. Manage rising labor costs
   7. Understand the challenges posed by increasingly complex buildings
   8. Limit rising costs associated with complying with codes and regulations
   9. Reduce the cost of unfunded mandates on the institution
* References and resources
* List of symposium participants

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Should be in every planner's library.

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6 key findings about going to college

6 key findings about going to college | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Amidst College-educated millennials are outperforming their less-educated peers on virtually every economic measure, and the gap between the two groups has only grown over time.

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Amidst all the other uncertainties, this gives planners a secure leg on demand, because this particular outcome measure of a degree can be quantified. On the other hand, there are cost and capacity to consider. What else?

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