The role of the student in the higher education production function
- Dr. Jane Louise Johnson
- … show all 1 hide
Rent the article at a discountRent now
* Final gross prices may vary according to local VAT.Get Access
Increasing concern with productivity and efficiency in service industries such as higher education has created interest in cost analysis techniques, implicit in which must be some notion of the production function, that is, the technology by which inputs are combined to produce outputs. In order to clarify the existing confusion in higher education between inputs and outputs, and to offer aid in understanding the complex issues of productivity and efficiency, this paper offers a paradigm of the student as an economic entity analogous to the profit-maximizing firm in microeconomic theory. The paper concludes by suggesting an extension of the model to include the faculty member as an individual economic agent.
- Balderston, F.E.Thinking about the outputs of higher education. (University of California, Office of the Vice President-Planning & Analysis: Research Projects in University Administration) Paper P-5, May 1970.
- Becker, G. (1975) Human Capital. A Theoretical & Empirical Analysis, with Special Reference to Education. National Bureau of Economic Research, New York
- Breneman, D. An economic theory of Ph.D. production: The case at berkeley. (Ford Foundation Program for Research in University Administration, Report P-8) 1971.
- Brown, D.G. A scheme for measuring the output for higher education. In: Lawrence, B., Weathersby, G., Patterson, V. eds. (1970) The Outputs of Higher Education. Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO
- Demerath, N.J., Stephens, R.W., Taylor, R.R. (1967) Power, Presidents, & Professors. Basic Books, New York
- Friedman, M. (1962) Price Theory. Aldine, Chicago
- Friedman, M. The methodology of positive economics. In: Friedman, M. eds. (1953) Essays in Positive Economics. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, pp. 3-43
- Henderson, A.D. Some unresolved problems. Remarks delivered on the occasion of his citation by the Higher Education Colloquium, March 17, 1971.
- Norlove, M. On tuition and the costs of higher education: prolegomena to a conceptual framework. In: Schultz, T. W. eds. (1972) Investment in Higher Education — The Equity-Efficiency Quandry. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, pp. 178-218
- Schultz, T.W. (1968) Resources for higher education: an economist's view. Journal of Political Economy 76: pp. 327-347
- Stecklein, J.E. Approaches to measuring workload over the past two decades. In: Doi, James J. eds. (1974) Assessing Faculty Effort. Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, pp. 1-16
- Toombs, W. (1973) Productivity: Burden of Success. American Association for Higher Education, Washington
- Vaizey, J. The outputs of higher education—their proxies, measurement, and evaluation. In: Lawrence, B. eds. (1970) The Outputs of Higher Education. Western Insterstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO, pp. 18-23
- Wendel, F.C.Work Load Factors of College Staff Members. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Nebraska, 1969.
- The role of the student in the higher education production function
Research in Higher Education
Volume 9, Issue 2 , pp 169-179
- Cover Date
- Print ISSN
- Online ISSN
- Kluwer Academic Publishers
- Additional Links
- production function
- higher education
- Industry Sectors
- Author Affiliations
- 1. Higher Education DQ-12, University of Washington, 98195, Seattle, WA