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Research in Higher Education

, Volume 26, Issue 2, pp 148–160 | Cite as

Planning responses to demographic change

  • Bryan J. R. Taylor
  • Elizabeth A. Taylor
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Abstract

The United Kingdom faces a decline in the 18-year-old cohort from 900,000 + in the mid-1980s to 600,000 + in the mid-1990s. Will a third of the universities close? More important, will industry and commerce cope with the potential reduction in skilled manpower production? A method is described for forecasting graduate numbers and their quality by discipline, and suggestions are made about ways in which society could react so as to influence unacceptable trends.

Keywords

Potential Reduction Education Research Demographic Change Planning Response Skilled Manpower 
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© Agathon Press, Inc. 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bryan J. R. Taylor
    • 1
  • Elizabeth A. Taylor
    • 2
  1. 1.University of BathBath, AvonUnited
  2. 2.Buckland DinhamU.K.

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