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Economics of Education Review

June 2015 Volume 46, Number 1

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Number of articles: 10

  1. Do the maths: An analysis of the gender gap in mathematics in Africa

    Andy Dickerson, Steven McIntosh & Christine Valente, Department of Economics, United Kingdom

    This paper uses microdata for 19 African countries to examine the gender difference in maths test scores amongst primary school children. There is a significant difference in maths test scores in... More

    pp. 1-22

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  2. Brazil's Bolsa Familia: Does it work for adolescents and do they work less for it?

    Sarah Anne Reynolds

    In 2008, Brazil's conditional cash transfer program Bolsa Familia expanded to cover poor adolescents’ school attendance up to age 17; prior the maximum age was 15. In the first year of... More

    pp. 23-38

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  3. Missed signals: The effect of ACT college-readiness measures on post-secondary decisions

    Andrew Foote, University of California; Lisa Schulkind, University of North Carolina; Teny M. Shapiro, Santa Clara University, United States

    In the face of shrinking government budgets and a growing need to train a high-skilled labor force, policymakers have become increasingly interested in cost-effective measures that induce more... More

    pp. 39-51

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  4. Can you leave high school behind?

    Sandra E. Black, Department of Economics, United States; Jane Lincove, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin and Department of Economics, United States; Jennifer Cullinane, Charles A. Dana Center, United States; Rachel Veron, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, United States

    In recent years, many states, including California, Texas, and Oregon, have changed admissions policies to increase access to public universities for students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds. ... More

    pp. 52-63

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  5. Does classroom time matter?

    Ted Joyce & Sean Crockett, Baruch College, United States; David A. Jaeger, NBER, United States; Onur Altindag & Stephen D. O'Connell, CUNY Graduate Center, United States

    Little experimental evidence exists on the causal impact of class time on academic performance when students have access to extensive course material online. We randomized 725 college students into... More

    pp. 64-77

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  6. The effect of the intergenerational transmission of noncognitive skills on student performance

    Ildefonso Mendez

    We analyze whether country differences in the noncognitive skills or qualities that children are encouraged to learn at home, i.e. differences in culture, account for country differences in student... More

    pp. 78-97

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  7. Peer turnover and student achievement: Implications for classroom assignment policy

    Marc Luppino

    This paper examines the effect of peer turnover on academic achievement using random variation in classroom composition induced by Tennessee's Student Teacher Achievement Ratio (STAR) experiment.... More

    pp. 98-111

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  8. Grade-specific experience, grade reassignments, and teacher turnover

    Ben Ost & Jeffrey C. Schiman

    This study documents that teacher turnover is strongly related to the pattern of grades that a teacher is asked to teach. Elementary teachers in North Carolina that teach the same grade in their... More

    pp. 112-126

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  9. Increasing educational attainment in Egypt: The impact of early childhood care and education

    Caroline Krafft

    This paper investigates the impact of early childhood care and education on subsequent educational attainment in Egypt. Comparisons between siblings are used to control for selection and duration... More

    pp. 127-143

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  10. High school grades, admissions policies, and the gender gap in college enrollment

    Dylan Conger

    The female advantage in college enrollment and completion has generated concern among university officials and sparked debate about gender-conscious college admissions. There are a number of... More

    pp. 144-147

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