Erscheinungsdatum: 26.10.2013, Medium: Buch, Einband: Gebunden, Titel: A Study of Dual Enrollment and Low-Income and Minority Students, Autor: Johnson, Gail Laurel, Verlag: Xlibris, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: EDUCATION // Multicultural Education, Rubrik: Didaktik // Methodik, Schulpädagogik, Fachdidaktik, Seiten: 76, Informationen: HC gerader Rücken mit Schutzumschlag, Gewicht: 291 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
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Ghana's National Health Insurance Scheme has not achieved full population coverage although it is a social health insurance scheme, a model increasingly gaining weight as carrying the potential to incorporate the poor and low-income groups. Bearing similarity with numerous studies on non-enrollment, socio-economic factors are found to be the most influential explanatory reasons. The study adopts the decision-making theories, and secondary literature on enrollment as the theoretical perspectives against which informants' opinions are explored. Individual interviews were conducted selectively, spreading across the desired socio-economic categories. It is revealed that the ability to pay the premium, employment, and income level, dependency rate, risk perception, perceived health status, health-seeking behavior, trust, quality of service, politics, chieftaincy disputes, geographical barriers and the continuous inaccessibility to information are the pervasive decisive factors. There are also challenges with the indigent selection, scheme financing, service provision and coverage extension.
The economic issues facing the higher education industry are becoming more relevant in a contracting national economy. The United States is underperforming in higher education and the global competitiveness and the interdependent nature of the world demand that the nation make postsecondary education more accessible to greater numbers of people than ever before. The needs of our diverse population call for an examination of the state policy interventions to increase college enrollment among low-income and minorities who are underrepresented in higher education. Diminishing budgets for postsecondary education dictate the need for greater efficiency in the use of declining resources. States need to determine the most effective and efficient policies to allocate the limited funds and revenues available to them, and provide increased access to higher education for a larger portion of the population to contribute to new innovations, attract new businesses, and compete for higher paying jobs.
The weather variability-economic growth nexus is a matter of great importance. But few studies have sought to investigate the subject empirically among the low-income countries. The increasing population growth rate and the gradually widening scale of industrial operations in these countries and elsewhere in the world have implications beyond real gross fixed capital formation, the gross secondary school enrollment rate and on the whole process of development of a country. Studies that have investigated the matter have used variant approaches, which leave the debate unsettled. This book is an outcome of this concern and sought to understand the association that erratic weather has on Kenya's economic growth. Using the time series data and incorporating the weather variables of rainfall and temperature, the results reveal that unpredictable weather is not without important economic ramifications and that it has "far reaching implications on food security, employment and trade." The findings are particularly important to the national and county government policy makers so that the vulnerable are cushioned and helped to adapt in the face of unprecedented weather patterns.
This book addresses the demographic transition potential in Ethiopia and the possibility of capturing the demographic dividend, and suggests mechanisms to facilitate this possible opportunity. It is based on the Spectrum Projection Model covering the period from 1994 to 2050. The age structure of the Ethiopian population has remained youthful for along time now, but with recent incipient fertility decline expected to be expediting, Ethiopia s demographic profile will see considerable shift in the next four decades. Education and employment indicators witness that despite some improvements in past years, there still are huge unemployment rate and low secondary school enrollment as well as wide gender disparity both in secondary education and formal employment. Projections under different scenarios reveal that fertility plays important role to reap the demographic dividend. Thus it will determine Ethiopia s future development course including its prospect of joining Middle Income Countries, urging the Government of Ethiopia to reconsider its long standing negligence to population issues in the country. The book is meant for policy makers, researchers and experts in this area.
Berea College is a liberal arts work college in Berea, Kentucky (south of Lexington), founded in 1855. Current full-time enrollment is 1,514 students. Berea College is distinctive among post-secondary institutions for providing low-cost education to students from low-income families and for having been the first college in the Southern United States to be coeducational and racially integrated. Berea College charges no tuition, every admitted student is provided the equivalent of a four-year, full-tuition scholarship (currently worth $102,000, $25,500 per year). Berea offers undergraduate academic programs in 28 different fields. Berea College has a full-participation work-study program where students are required to work at least 10 hours per week in campus and service jobs in over 130 departments. Berea's primary service region is Southern Appalachia, but students come from all states in the United States and more than 60 other countries. Approximately one in three students represents an ethnic minority.