You are here:

Economics of Education Review

Volume 26, Number 3

Search this issue

Table of Contents

Number of articles: 10

  1. Does examination hell pay off ? A cost–benefit analysis of “ ronin” and college education in Japan

    Hiroshi Ono

    College-bound students in Japan undergo a process of intense preparation known as examination hell. An extreme manifestation of examination hell is the ronin phenomenon. Typically 30% of students... More

    pp. 271-284

    View Abstract
  2. For whom the Pell tolls: The response of university tuition to federal grants-in-aid

    Larry D. Singell & Joe A. Stone

    The Pell grant program is the largest federal program for college students, with support to over three million students at more than 6000 institutions. A prominent question in public debate is... More

    pp. 285-295

    View Abstract
  3. The influence of financial aid in leveling group differences in graduating from elite institutions

    Sigal Alon

    This paper assesses the effectiveness of financial aid in promoting the persistence of black and Hispanic students admitted to the most selective colleges and universities in the United States to... More

    pp. 296-311

    View Abstract
  4. Teacher qualifications and early learning: Effects of certification, degree, and experience on first-grade student achievement

    Robert G. Croninger, Jennifer King Rice, Amy Rathbun & Masako Nishio

    A fundamental issue inherent to education policy is whether teacher qualifications such as certification status, degree level, preparation, and experience predict student achievement. While... More

    pp. 312-324

    View Abstract
  5. Understanding the level and causes of teacher turnover: A comparison with other professions

    Douglas N. Harris & Scott J. Adams

    It is commonly believed that teacher turnover is unusually high and that this is a sign of failure in the education system. Previous studies have tested this idea by comparing teacher turnover with... More

    pp. 325-337

    View Abstract
  6. Public versus private university presidents pay levels and structure

    James Monks

    Existing studies examine the determinants of private university presidents’ compensation, but ignore recent earnings differentials between public and private university presidents. This paper... More

    pp. 338-348

    View Abstract
  7. Language skills and earnings: Evidence from a pre-industrial economy in the Bolivian Amazon

    Ricardo Godoy, Victoria Reyes-García, Craig Seyfried, Tomás Huanca, William R. Leonard, Thomas McDade, Susan Tanner & Vincent Vadez

    Among linguistic minorities of industrial nations proficiency speaking the dominant national language increases earnings and wages, but do similar results apply to autarkic linguistic minorities of... More

    pp. 349-360

    View Abstract
  8. Academic performance, childhood economic resources, and the choice to leave school at age 16

    Sholeh A. Maani & Guyonne Kalb

    A general international observation is that adolescents from disadvantaged families are more likely to leave school at age 16. In this paper we extend the literature on school-leaving decisions by ... More

    pp. 361-374

    View Abstract
  9. Using conjoint analysis to estimate employers preferences for key competencies of master level Dutch graduates entering the public health field

    R.G. Biesma, M. Pavlova, G.G. van Merode & W. Groot

    This paper uses an experimental design to estimate preferences of employers for key competencies during the transition from initial education to the labor market. The study is restricted to... More

    pp. 375-386

    View Abstract
  10. A theoretical assessment of regional development effects on the demand for general education

    Roki Iwahashi

    This study addresses a prospective aspect of general education: through general education, people obtain information about returns to their future specific education, thereby enabling them to... More

    pp. 387-394

    View Abstract