Accession Number : AD0675926

Title :   PRIVATE DEMAND FOR FRESHMAN ATTENDANCE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA.

Descriptive Note : Research paper,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ARLINGTON VA PROGRAM ANALYSIS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Hoenack,Stephen A.

Report Date : SEP 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 63

Abstract : This paper presents estimated demand parameters for college attendance and shows how they can be used to improve the allocation of public financial assistance to college students. A cross-sectional model has been used for estimating the behavior of California high school graduates in 1965. Demand parameters for freshman attendance at the University of California have been estimated for students in each of several income brackets. These estimated demand functions are then incorporated into a constraint equation which expresses the various combinations of student enrollment levels in each income bracket which are made possible by alternative distributions of a given state subsidy. Alternative policy objectives which differ in willingness to trade size of enrollment for equality in socioeconomic composition are postulated, and their achievement maximized subject to the constraint equation. The enrollments and positive or negative fee levels for each income group are shown for each set of policy objectives, and inferences are made about the objectives which are implicit in existing policies. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*UNIVERSITIES, *STUDENTS), COSTS, PREDICTIONS, POPULATION, GAME THEORY, EMPLOYMENT, POPULATION, OPTIMIZATION, SOCIOLOGY, EDUCATION, CALIFORNIA

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE