TITLE

Testing Federal Student-Aid Fungibility in Two Competing Versions of Federalism

AUTHOR(S)
Oberg, Jon H.
PUB. DATE
January 1997
SOURCE
Publius: The Journal of Federalism;Fall1997, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p115
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This study employs twenty-three years of federal, state, and institutional student-aid data to investigate the effects of federal grants to students on the behavior of higher education institutions. Unlike previous studies, this research differentiates between federal-aid programs according to whether a federal program follows “redivision federalism” or “cooperative federalism” concepts. Pell grants, exemplifying the former, appear highly fungible and inversely related to institutional grants to students, while campus-based federal programs, exemplifying “cooperative federalism, ” appear less fungible and positively associated with institutional grants. The results also suggest that grants to students are more important to higher education opportunity than indicated by some previous research.
ACCESSION #
83852359

 

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