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Economics of Education Review

2003 Volume 22, Number 4

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Number of articles: 10

  1. The impact of grading standards on student achievement, educational attainment, and entry-level earnings

    Julian R. Betts & Jeff Grogger

    Despite recent theoretical work, there is little empirical work on the effects of higher grading standards. In this paper we use data from the High School and Beyond survey to estimate the effects ... More

    pp. 343-352

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  2. The early employment and further education experiences of high school dropouts: a comparative study of the United States and Australia

    Russell W Rumberger & Stephen P Lamb

    It is widely recognized that high school dropouts, or early school leavers, often experience difficulty in making the transition from school to productive activities in adulthood, particularly post... More

    pp. 353-366

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  3. The supply of public school quality

    D.M. Brasington

    Education economists have estimated many education production functions but they have not estimated a supply curve of public school quality. In order to estimate the supply of public school quality... More

    pp. 367-377

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  4. Determinants of school enrollment and completion of 10 to 18 year olds in China

    Rachel Connelly & Zhenzhen Zheng

    This paper provides an analysis of school enrollment and graduation rates in China using the 1990 Chinese Census. Five education milestones: (1) entering primary school, (2) graduating from primary... More

    pp. 379-388

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  5. Overeducation: a short or long run phenomenon for individuals?

    Stephen Rubb

    Analyzing a large data set from the 1990s, this paper attempts to gain insights on the time horizon of overeducation. Overeducation could be a short-run phenomenon for individuals if it occurs as a... More

    pp. 389-394

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  6. School quality and the distribution of male earnings in Canada

    Kelly Bedard

    Using quantile regressions, this paper provides evidence that the relationship between school inputs and wages varies across points in the conditional wage distribution and educational attainment... More

    pp. 395-407

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  7. The effects of state policies, individual characteristics, family characteristics, and neighbourhood characteristics on grade repetition in the United States

    H. Corman

    The study uses a multivariate approach to investigate the effects of state education policies on grade repetition. The policies are: Head Start expenditures, provision of public pre-school... More

    pp. 409-420

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  8. Can vocational education improve the wages of minorities and disadvantaged groups?: The case of Israel

    Shoshana Neuman & Adrian Ziderman

    There is a considerable empirical literature which compares wage levels of workers who have studied at secondary vocational schools with wages of workers who took academic schooling. In general,... More

    pp. 421-432

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  9. The cost of specialized human capital

    T.J Perri

    Since Gary Becker’s classic treatise "Human Capital", the cost of education has generally been viewed as the sum of direct cost plus net foregone earnings—the difference between what could have... More

    pp. 433-438

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  10. Costs of asynchronous distance ventures

    Ernst Z Rothkopf

    A simple mathematical model is described which provides estimation procedures for comparing college-level, distance teaching costs with on-campus operations. It distinguishes content distribution... More

    pp. 439-443

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