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Economics of Education Review

Volume 20, Number 3

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Number of articles: 9

  1. Tiebout sorting, aggregation and the estimation of peer group effects

    Steven G. Rivkin

    Growing up in a higher socioeconomic status neighborhood and attending school with socioeconomically advantaged classmates is associated with better academic, social, and labor market outcomes. The... More

    pp. 201-209

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  2. Genetic and environmental contributions to educational attainment in Australia

    Paul Miller, Charles Mulvey & Nick Martin

    The genetic and environmental contributions to educational attainment in Australia are examined using a multiple regression model drawn from the medical research literature. Data from a large... More

    pp. 211-224

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  3. Unobservable family effects and the apparent external benefits of education

    John Gibson

    Estimates of the returns to education usually ignore private and external non-marketed benefits, which, if counted, may double the social rate of return (Haveman, R., Wolfe, B., 1984. Schooling and... More

    pp. 225-233

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  4. A principal component analysis of the U.S. News & World Report tier rankings of colleges and universities

    Thomas J. Webster

    This paper utilizes principal component regression analysis to examine the relative contributions of 11 ranking criteria used to construct the "U.S. News & World Report" (USNWR) tier rankings of... More

    pp. 235-244

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  5. Do parental income and educational attainment affect the initial choices of New Hampshire's college-bound students?

    Robert K Toutkoushian

    While other studies have explored the application and enrollment decisions of students, none have explicitly considered how selected factors affect an individual's choice to initially consider a... More

    pp. 245-262

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  6. A comparison of alternative specifications of the college attendance equation with an extension to two-stage selectivity-correction models

    Michael J. Hilmer

    This paper estimates a college attendance equation for a common set of students using three popular econometric specifications: the multinomial logit, the ordered probit, and the bivariate probit. ... More

    pp. 263-278

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  7. Efficiency and costs in education: year-round versus traditional schedules

    Nasser Daneshvary & Terrence M. Clauretie

    This study explores the cost savings (efficiency) of a year-round schedule versus a traditional 9-month schedule for schools in Clark County, Nevada. Unlike many previous studies, the cost of real ... More

    pp. 279-287

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  8. Sources of funds and quality effects in higher education

    William O. Brown

    Economists have suggested that the quality of higher education is not independent of the sources of funds used to fund that education. This paper examines the relationship between student measures ... More

    pp. 289-295

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  9. Multi-product total cost function for higher education: a case of bible colleges

    Rajindar K. Koshal, Manjulika Koshal & Ashok Gupta

    This study empirically estimates a multi-product total cost function and output relationship for comprehensive universities in the United States. Statistical results based on data for 184 Bible... More

    pp. 297-303

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