Project 2 Early Draft

Timeline created by clairefreij
  • "The Way to Wealth and the Way to Leisure: The Impact of College Education on Graduates' Earnings and Hours of Work" by Liang Zhang

    This paper is a description of a study that was conducted in 2007 in order to analyze the economic benefits of college education that have occurred up to ten years of graduating from college. The author has found that college graduates tend to work longer hours and lead healthier and wealthier lives than those citizens who did not attend college. However, the author explores the fact that those graduates who came from a private institution tend to work longer hours than other college graduates.
  • "Explaining Increases in HIgher Education Costs" by Robert Archibald and David Feldman

    The journal examines the increasing cost of higher education within the past seventy-five years. The authors present evidence on the increasing costs of college education and compare the cost disease theory of William Baumol and William Bowen to the revenue theory of cost of Howard Bowen. They also use cross-section data to support their claim that the cost disease theory is more important and are more of an issue in today’s society.
  • "College: What It Was, Is, and Should Be" by Andrew Delbanco

    This book is a description of what college education is and what it should be used for. The author has researched the history of college education and has discovered that back in Ancient Greece it was thought that before the age of twenty one was when a person develops their mind and personality and reaches the peak of their careers, which is why many men attended educational lectures so long ago. The author of the book focuses on the definition of college and its origins.
  • "Why Public Higher Education Should Be Free: How to Decrease Cost and Increase Quality at American Universities" by Robert Samuels

    This book expresses the author’s opinions on the rising cost of higher education and how it affects the quality of the student’s education and life’s. The author presents the reader with an argument that universities should be free and supports his argument with valid evidence and reasoning. Samuels mostly focuses on how American Research Universities spend tuition money and bases his arguments off of those facts.
  • "Higher Education in America" by Derek Bok

    The book written by Derek Bok demonstrates the importance of higher education in the United States and introduces the changes that universities have undergone and the idea of universities has undergone within the last couple of years. Bok describes how universities were perceived in the past and how it is perceived now and suggests ways that we could change society in order for the perspective to change back to the way it was.
  • "Do the Benefits of College Still Outweigh the Costs?" by Jason Abel

    This source examines the economic benefits and ill effects of attending college. The authors of this article analyze how the cost of college education affects the lives of the students and the citizens of the country. Through extensive research the authors demonstrate that there are many benefits of attending college, but they also study the data of the declining number of students being enrolled in universities throughout the country due to the rising costs. They have conducted a full on study