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Student Price Response in Higher Education: The Student Demand Studies

Larry L. Leslie and Paul T. Brinkman
The Journal of Higher Education
Vol. 58, No. 2 (Mar. - Apr., 1987), pp. 181-204
DOI: 10.2307/1981241
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1981241
Page Count: 24
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Abstract

Results of twenty-five empirical student demand works are standardized and analyzed using meta-analytic methods. We show that higher prices reduce higher education enrollments, that students historically have been more responsive to tuition prices than to (offsetting) student aid, and that low-income students are most sensitive to price changes, as are students in public versus private institutions.

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