Are the Elderly a Threat to Educational Expenditures?

  title={Are the Elderly a Threat to Educational Expenditures?},
  author={A. Cattaneo and S. Wolter},
  journal={Public Economics: National Government Expenditures \& Related Policies eJournal},
  • A. Cattaneo, S. Wolter
  • Published 2007
  • Economics
  • Public Economics: National Government Expenditures & Related Policies eJournal
Empirical research has given cause to fear that the demographic ageing in industrialized countries is likely to exert a negative impact on educational spending. These papers have linked the share of the elderly with the per capita or per pupil spending on education at the local, state-wide or national level, trying to control for other exogenous effects. Although this line of research shows in many cases a negative correlation between the shares of elderly people and educational expenditures, a… Expand
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