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Economics of Education Review

Volume 28, Number 1

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Number of articles: 19

  1. The role of educational choice in occupational gender segregation: Evidence from Trinidad and Tobago

    Sandra Sookram & Eric Strobl

    We analyse the role of educational choice on the degree of occupational segregation in Trinidad and Tobago during a period in which educational policies intent on equating gender opportunities in... More

    pp. 1-10

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  2. Non-market effects of education on crime: Evidence from Italian regions

    Paolo Buonanno & Leone Leonida

    This paper studies the non-market effects of education on crime using a panel dataset for the 20 Italian regions over the period 1980–1995. Our empirical results suggest that education reduces... More

    pp. 11-17

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  3. Prestige, charitable deductions and other determinants of alumni giving: Evidence from a highly selective liberal arts college

    Jessica Holmes

    Private institutions of higher education are highly dependent on alumni support to cover operating expenses, fund endowments and fuel large capital campaigns. For example, in 2004, alumni at... More

    pp. 18-28

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  4. An alternative instrument for private school competition

    D. Cohen-Zada

    Empirical studies estimating the effect of private school competition on student outcomes commonly use the share of Catholics in the local population as an instrument for private school competition... More

    pp. 29-37

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  5. The mythical ‘boy crisis’?

    Muna Husain & Daniel L. Millimet

    The popular press has put forth the idea that the US educational system is experiencing a “boy crisis,” where boys are losing ground to girls across multiple dimensions. Here, we analyze these... More

    pp. 38-48

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  6. Do teacher characteristics matter? New results on the effects of teacher preparation on student achievement

    Sharon Kukla-Acevedo

    Research fairly consistently demonstrates that teachers are an important measurable factor in student learning, yet few teacher characteristics are shown to be consistently related to student... More

    pp. 49-57

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  7. Local amenities, unobserved quality, and market clearing: Adjusting teacher compensation to provide equal education opportunities

    Bradford Tuck, Matthew Berman & Alexandra Hill

    Local school districts differ in their ability to pay for teacher quality, and in the amenities they offer as places to live and work. Market clearing with heterogeneous quality yields... More

    pp. 58-66

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  8. What level of education matters most for growth?: Evidence from Portugal

    João Pereira & Miguel St. Aubyn

    We decompose annual average years of schooling series for Portugal into different schooling levels series. By estimating a number of vector autoregressions, we provide measures of aggregate and... More

    pp. 67-73

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  9. Differences in community colleges’ missions: Evidence from California

    Andrew M. Gill & Duane E. Leigh

    Using data for 108 colleges in the California Community College System, this paper poses two questions. First, do California community colleges differ in their missions? Second, if they do, can... More

    pp. 74-79

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  10. The over-education of UK immigrants and minority ethnic groups: Evidence from the Labour Force Survey

    Joanne Lindley

    The paper explores the incidence of over and under education and the effect on earnings for immigrants and natives who hold UK qualifications, drawn from the Quarterly Labour Force Survey 1993–2003... More

    pp. 80-89

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  11. Education inputs, student performance and school finance reform in Michigan

    Latika Chaudhary

    This paper estimates the impact of the Michigan school finance reform, Proposal A, on education inputs and test scores. Using a difference-in-difference estimation strategy, I find that school... More

    pp. 90-98

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  12. The impact of merit-based financial aid on college enrollment: A field experiment

    James Monks

    Merit-based financial aid awards have become increasingly prevalent in the pricing policies of higher education institutions. This study utilizes an experiment to estimate the efficacy of merit-aid... More

    pp. 99-106

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  13. Higher education institutions’ costs and efficiency: Taking the decomposition a further step

    Geraint Johnes & Jill Johnes

    A multiproduct cost function is estimated for English higher education institutions using a panel of data from recent years. The panel approach allows estimation by means of a random parameter... More

    pp. 107-113

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  14. Overqualification: Major or minor mismatch?

    Malcolm Brynin & Simonetta Longhi

    A proportion of employees are overqualified for their work. This generates a wage premium relative to the job but a penalty relative to the qualification, and is therefore. A puzzle for human... More

    pp. 114-121

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  15. The causal effect of education on health: Evidence from the United Kingdom

    Mary A. Silles

    Numerous economic studies have shown a strong positive correlation between health and years of schooling. The question at the centre of this research is whether the correlation between health and... More

    pp. 122-128

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  16. The gender difference of peer influence in higher education

    Li Han & Tao Li

    Investigations of the existence of residential peer effects in higher education has shown mixed results. Using data from a Chinese college, we find no evidence of robust residential peer effects.... More

    pp. 129-134

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  17. The effects of exemptions to Florida's test-based promotion policy: Who is retained?: Who benefits academically?

    Jay P. Greene & Marcus A. Winters

    We evaluate the impact of Florida's test-based promotion policy on the probability that low-performing students are retained using data on the universe of third-grade students in the state of... More

    pp. 135-142

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  18. Testing implications of a tournament model of school district salary schedules

    Garth Heutel

    Using panel data on the salary schedules of public school teachers and administrators, I look for evidence of a tournament wage structure. A tournament model is presented, where teachers compete... More

    pp. 143-151

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  19. The implications of changing educational and family circumstances for children's grade progression in rural Pakistan: 1997–2004

    Cynthia B. Lloyd, Cem Mete & Monica J. Grant

    We assess factors affecting primary and middle school dropout in rural Punjab and NorthWest Frontier Province over 6 years (1997–2004). These data are unique in a developing-country setting in... More

    pp. 152-160

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