Demographic changes

Higher Education to 2030
OECD, 2008
(ordered  for PC 9/26/2011)

“Higher Education to 2030 (Vol. 1): Demography

Demographic changes increasingly shape social policies as most OECD populations are aging and include more migrants and “minorities”. Japan and Korea have already started to see their enrollments in tertiary education decline, but other countries like Turkey and Mexico can still expect a boom. What might be the future impact of demographic changes on tertiary education systems and institutions? How can and do countries address these changes? What opportunities and challenges do they bring?

Drawing on trend data and projections, this book takes an in-depth look at these important questions from both a qualitative and quantitative standpoint. Issues covered include the impact of demographic changes on student enrollment, educational attainment, academic staff and policy choices. Particular attention is given to how access policies determine the demographics of tertiary education, notably by examining access to higher education for disabled and migrant students. The book covers most OECD countries, illustrating the analysis with specific examples from France, Japan, Korea and the United States.

Higher Education to 2030 (Vol. 1): Demography will be of interest to higher education stakeholders such as policy makers, managers of higher education institutions, academics, researchers, and students – as well as to all readers interested in social issues.It is the first volume in the Higher Education to 2030 series, which takes a forward-looking approach to analysing the impact of various contemporary trends on tertiary education systems. Two further volumes will examine the effects of technology and globalisation, and a fourth will present scenarios for the future of higher education systems.“

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