Politics, Interest Groups and State Funding of Public Higher Education

@article{Tandberg2010PoliticsIG,
  title={Politics, Interest Groups and State Funding of Public Higher Education},
  author={David A. Tandberg},
  journal={Research in Higher Education},
  year={2010},
  volume={51},
  pages={416-450}
}
State support of public higher education has rapidly declined relative to total state spending. Much of this decline in support is due to the rapid growth in spending on such things as Medicaid. However, relative support of public higher education varies significantly between states. This study applies Tandberg’s (2009) fiscal policy framework created to explain state support of public higher education in order to evaluate the relationship between various factors and states’ relative support of… 
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