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Economics of Education Review

June 2019 Volume 70, Number 1

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Number of articles: 13

  1. Monetary substitution of loans, earnings, and need-based aid in postsecondary education: The impact of Pell Grant eligibility

    Brent J. Evans, Peabody College, United States; Tuan D. Nguyen, College of Education, United States

    By applying a regression discontinuity design to national data of students at four-year colleges, this study identifies the average substitution effects of exogenously received increases of grant... More

    pp. 1-19

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  2. Signaling or better human capital: Evidence from Colombia

    Felipe Barrera-Osorio, Graduate School of Education, United States; Hernando Bayona-Rodríguez, School of Economics, Colombia

    We use data from the admissions process from a highly selective private university in Colombia to analyze the impact of prestigious university attendance on the education trajectory and labor... More

    pp. 20-34

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  3. School resources and labor market outcomes: Evidence from early twentieth-century Georgia

    Richard B. Baker

    The relationship between school resources and students’ labor market outcomes has been a topic of debate among economists for the last half-century. The release of the 1940 United States census,... More

    pp. 35-47

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  4. Does education foster trust? Evidence from compulsory schooling reform in the UK

    Songtao Yang

    Although many studies document that education and trust are positively correlated, few studies examine whether this correlation represents a causal effect. This paper fills in the gap with data... More

    pp. 48-60

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  5. Does primary school duration matter? Evaluating the consequences of a large Chinese policy experiment

    Alex Eble, Teachers College, United States; Feng Hu, School of Economics and Management, China

    Nearly all governments provide primary schooling, but surprisingly little is known about how changes to the duration of primary school affect educational attainment and performance in the labor... More

    pp. 61-74

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  6. Are changes of major major changes? The roles of grades, gender, and preferences in college major switching

    Carmen Astorne-Figari & Jamin D. Speer

    The choice of college major is a key stage in the career search, and over a third of college students switch majors at least once. We provide the first comprehensive analysis of major switching,... More

    pp. 75-93

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  7. Inequalities in adolescent learning: Does the timing and persistence of food insecurity at home matter?

    Elisabetta Aurino, Department of Management & Centre for Health Economics and Policy Innovations, United Kingdom; Jasmine Fledderjohann, Department of Sociology, United Kingdom; Sukumar Vellakkal, Department of Economics, India

    We investigated inequalities in learning achievements at 12 years by household food insecurity trajectories at ages 5, 8 and 12 years in a longitudinal sample of 1,911 Indian children. Estimates... More

    pp. 94-108

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  8. School bus emissions, student health and academic performance

    Wes Austin, Georgia State University, United States; Garth Heutel, Georgia State University & NBER, United States; Daniel Kreisman, Georgia State University & IZA, United States

    Diesel emissions from school buses expose children to high levels of air pollution; retrofitting bus engines can substantially reduce this exposure. Using variation from 2656 retrofits across... More

    pp. 109-126

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  9. The spillover benefits of expanding access to preschool

    Breyon J. Williams, University of South Carolina, United States

    I ask do spillover benefits exist from preschool. I exploit district and time variation in access to a state preschool program (CDEP) that targets disadvantaged four-year-olds (those eligible for... More

    pp. 127-143

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  10. The STEM requirements of “Non-STEM” jobs: Evidence from UK online vacancy postings

    Inna Grinis

    Are employers in “non-STEM” occupations (e.g. "Graphic Designers, Economists") interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) graduates because of the knowledge and skills... More

    pp. 144-158

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  11. Moving the classroom to the computer lab: Can online learning with in-person support improve outcomes in community colleges?

    Whitney Kozakowski

    Colleges are experimenting with integrating technology into the classroom to improve student learning and reduce costs. While fully online models appear to have negative effects on student learning... More

    pp. 159-172

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  12. Promoting cognitive and soft skills acquisition in a disadvantaged public school system: Evidence from the Nurture thru Nature randomized experiment

    Radha Jagannathan, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy, United States; Michael J. Camasso, School of Environmental & Biological Sciences, United States; Maia Delacalle, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy, United States

    It is widely acknowledged that our public schools have failed to produce sufficient levels of high quality STEM education. The mathematics and science performance of minority and disadvantaged... More

    pp. 173-191

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  13. The longer the better? The impact of the 2012 apprenticeship reform in England on achievement and labour market outcomes

    Vahé Nafilyan, King’s Business School, King’s College London, United Kingdom; Stefan Speckesser, Centre for Vocational Education Research, United Kingdom

    We analyse the effects of a 2012 reform, which increased the duration of many service sector apprenticeships, while leaving many other apprenticeships, including some in the service sector,... More

    pp. 192-214

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