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Economics of Education Review

October 2015 Volume 48, Number 1

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Number of articles: 15

  1. The impact of school management practices on educational performance: Evidence from public schools in São Paulo

    Priscilla Albuquerque Tavares

    This study examines the causal impacts of a school management program on educational outcomes in São Paulo/Brazil, estimated with the use of a fuzzy regression discontinuity design. I conclude that... More

    pp. 1-15

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  2. Effective teaching in elementary mathematics: Identifying classroom practices that support student achievement

    David Blazar

    Recent investigations into the education production function have moved beyond traditional teacher inputs, such as education, certification, and salary, focusing instead on observational measures... More

    pp. 16-29

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  3. The impact of time between cognitive tasks on performance: Evidence from advanced placement exams

    Devin G. Pope, Booth School of Business, United States; Ian Fillmore, Economics Department of University of Chicago, United States

    Students are often required to perform several mental tasks in a short period of time, and their performance is likely to depend on how closely the tasks are scheduled. We examine this phenomenon... More

    pp. 30-40

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  4. Systematic differences across evaluation schemes and educational choice

    Beatrice Schindler Rangvid

    Using large-scale register data from Denmark in a difference-in-differences framework, I analyse whether systematic disparities between internal teacher scores and external exam scores in the... More

    pp. 41-55

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  5. Educational attainment in the OECD, 1960–2010. Updated series and a comparison with other sources

    Angel de la Fuente, FEDEA and Instituto de Análisis Económico (CSIC), Spain; Rafael Doménech, BBVA Research and Universidad de Valencia, Spain

    This paper describes the construction of updated series on the educational attainment of the adult population for a sample of 22 OECD countries covering the period 1960–2010. These series are then ... More

    pp. 56-74

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  6. The relationship between siblings’ college choices: Evidence from one million SAT-taking families

    Joshua Goodman, Harvard University; Michael Hurwitz, Jonathan Smith & Julia Fox, College Board, United States

    Recent empirical work has demonstrated the importance both of educational peer effects and of various factors that affect college choices. We connect these literatures by highlighting a previously ... More

    pp. 75-85

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  7. The distribution and mobility of effective teachers: Evidence from a large, urban school district

    Jennifer L. Steele, American University, School of Education, Teaching, and Health, United States; Matthew J. Pepper, Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, United States; Matthew G. Springer, National Center for Performance Incentives, United States; J.R. Lockwood, ETS, United States

    Using 7 years of student achievement data from a large urban school district in the south, this study examines the sorting of teachers’ value-added effectiveness estimates by student demographics... More

    pp. 86-101

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  8. The causal effect of schooling on smoking behavior

    Mary Silles

    This paper, using data for Great Britain and Northern Ireland, examines the hypothesis that there is a causal relationship between schooling and cigarette smoking. Compulsory schooling laws are... More

    pp. 102-116

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  9. Are females scared of competing with males? Results from a field experiment

    Maria De Paola, Francesca Gioia & Vincenzo Scoppa, Department of Economics, Statistics and Finance, Italy

    We conducted a field experiment involving 720 Italian undergraduate students to investigate the existence of gender differences in performance in competitive settings and whether performance is... More

    pp. 117-128

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  10. Money changes everything? Education and regional deprivation revisited

    Neil T.N. Ferguson, International Security and Development Center, Germany; Maren M. Michaelsen, Faculty of Management and Economics, Germany

    A long line of literature has sought to explain the relationship between regional deprivation and education outcomes. To date, however, this literature has struggled to advance notions of... More

    pp. 129-147

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  11. Student satisfaction, league tables and university applications: Evidence from Britain

    Stephen Gibbons, Eric Neumayer & Richard Perkins, Department of Geography and Environment, United Kingdom

    We investigate the impact of information about student satisfaction on university choice, using data from the UK's National Student Survey (NSS) and on applications to undergraduate degrees. We... More

    pp. 148-164

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  12. The impact of a vocational education program for childcare providers on children's well-being

    Raquel Bernal

    The early childhood community-based program "Hogares Comunitarios de Bienestar" serves 800,000 low-income children under the age of 5 in Colombia. Earlier studies have identified care providers ... More

    pp. 165-183

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  13. Does intensive coaching reduce school dropout? Evidence from a randomized experiment

    Marc van der Steeg & Roel van Elk, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, Labor and Education, Netherlands; Dinand Webbink, Erasmus School of Economics,, Netherlands

    School dropout is an important social and economic problem. This paper investigates the effect of an intensive coaching program aimed at reducing school dropout rates among students aged 16–20.... More

    pp. 184-197

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  14. The effects of a dedicated education savings account on children's college graduation

    Jaehyun Nam, Columbia University School of Social Work, United States; David Ansong, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States

    Emerging research in the asset-building field suggests economic resources in general are associated with positive educational outcomes. However, there is little empirical evidence specifically... More

    pp. 198-207

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  15. The impact of teachers’ unions on educational outcomes: What we know and what we need to learn

    Joshua M. Cowen, College of Education, United States; Katharine O. Strunk, University of Southern California, United States

    In this paper we consider more than three decades of research on teachers' unions in the United States. We focus on unions' role as potential rent-seekers in the K-12 educational landscape, and... More

    pp. 208-223

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