Investing in College: A Guide for the Perplexed


reviewed by Donald E. Heller - December 13, 2007

coverTitle: Investing in College: A Guide for the Perplexed
Author(s): Malcolm Getz
Publisher: Harvard University Press, Cambridge
ISBN: 0674024648, Pages: 293, Year: 2007
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There has been no shortage of books in recent years about the process of going to college. A search of any of the on-line book-sellers (or for those of us who prefer a more tactile experience, a browse through the local bookstore) will result in hundreds of books that do everything from rate colleges to provide advice on how to get into them. Into this fray steps Malcolm Getz, an economist at Vanderbilt University, with the book Investing in College: A Guide for the Perplexed. Getz distinguishes his book from the crowded marketplace of this genre by focusing on the process from the perspective of not just going to college, but investing in college. Using the economist’s lens, Getz looks at college-going as a comparison of the funds invested by the student and her family as compared to the amount earned in return. In doing so, he moves the reader away... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: December 13, 2007
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 14856, Date Accessed: 10/23/2020 11:26:15 PM

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