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Economics of Education Review

Volume 23, Number 2

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Number of articles: 9

  1. Can students predict starting salaries? Yes!

    Dinand Webbink & Joop Hartog

    We use Dutch panel data in which students have been asked to state their expected starting salary and confront these with realisations four years later. Both level and structure of expectations and... More

    pp. 103-113

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  2. Advanced Placement: do minorities have equal opportunity?

    Kristin Klopfenstein

    Black and Hispanic high school students enroll in Advanced Placement (AP) courses at approximately half the rate of white students. This paper develops a microeconomic model of the AP participation... More

    pp. 115-131

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  3. Adolescent marijuana use and school attendance

    M.Christopher Roebuck, Michael T. French & Michael L. Dennis

    This paper explores the relationship between adolescent marijuana use and school attendance. Data were pooled from the 1997 and 1998 National Household Surveys on Drug Abuse to form a sample of 15 ... More

    pp. 133-141

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  4. Do school inspections improve school quality? Ofsted inspections and school examination results in the UK

    Leslie Rosenthal

    Improving the quality of state-funded secondary school education remains a major explicit policy aim in the UK. The central means by which state-provided education in the UK is now regulated is... More

    pp. 143-151

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  5. Anomalies in economics enrollment: 1991–1992 to 1995–1996

    Waldo Lombardi, Lall B. Ramrattan & Michael Szenberg

    This paper presents data and empirical models to explain the causes of the decline in the enrollment of economics majors during the 1991–1992 to 1995–1996 academic years. It first discusses the... More

    pp. 153-165

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  6. Factors affecting initial enrollment intensity: part-time versus full-time enrollment

    Leslie S. Stratton, Dennis M. O’Toole & James N. Wetzel

    We develop a model derived from human capital theory that explicitly recognizes the role of opportunity costs, particularly employment opportunities, in determining full-time/part-time enrollment... More

    pp. 167-175

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  7. Tuition discounting without tears

    Robert E. Martin

    This paper contains a policy model for tuition discounting that avoids the major financial pitfalls encountered in the administration of institutional scholarships. The dual objective of maximizing... More

    pp. 177-189

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  8. Research spillovers among European and North-American economics departments

    Pantelis Kalaitzidakis, Theofanis P. Mamuneas, Andreas Savvides & Thanasis Stengos

    In this paper, we investigate the determinants of research output by European economics departments. We use data from a survey we conducted on the various characteristics of these departments. We... More

    pp. 191-202

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  9. Seeking every advantage: the phenomenon of taking both the SAT and ACT

    M.Kathleen Thomas

    Although the SAT has traditionally been the standardized test of choice for Texas students, nearly a third of the college-bound population in 1998 opted to take the ACT in addition to the SAT.... More

    pp. 203-208

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