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Economics of Education Review

February 2010 Volume 29, Number 1

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Number of articles: 14

  1. Teacher labor markets and the perils of using hedonics to estimate compensating differentials in the public sector

    Dan Goldhaber, Katharine Destler & Daniel Player

    Some scholars and policymakers who are concerned about the inequitable distribution of quality teachers suggest offering financial incentives for working in hard-to-staff schools. Previous studies ... More

    pp. 1-17

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  2. After-school tutoring in the context of no Child Left Behind: Effectiveness of two programs in the Pittsburgh Public Schools

    Ron Zimmer, Laura Hamilton & Rachel Christina

    The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation has created pressure for districts to improve their students’ proficiency levels on state tests. Districts that fail to meet their academic targets for 3... More

    pp. 18-28

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  3. High school employment, school performance, and college entry

    Chanyoung Lee & Peter F. Orazem

    The proportion of U.S. high school students working during the school year ranges from 23% in the freshman year to 75% in the senior year. This study estimates how cumulative work histories during ... More

    pp. 29-39

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  4. Do school entry laws affect educational attainment and labor market outcomes?

    Carlos Dobkin & Fernando Ferreira

    Age based school entry laws force parents and educators to consider an important tradeoff: though students who are the youngest in their school cohort typically have poorer academic performance, on... More

    pp. 40-54

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  5. The effect of home computer use on children’s cognitive and non-cognitive skills

    M. Fiorini

    In this paper we investigate the effect of using a home computer on children’s development. In most OECD countries 70% or more of the households have a computer at home and children use computers... More

    pp. 55-72

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  6. Military deployments and children's academic achievement: Evidence from Department of Defense Education Activity Schools

    Rozlyn C. Engel, Luke B. Gallagher & David S. Lyle

    Household disruptions – such as divorce, relocation, and parental absence – have long concerned researchers interested in the educational attainment of children. Here, we consider a plausible... More

    pp. 73-82

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  7. Mothers, fathers and daughters: Intergenerational transmission of education in Greece

    Joan Daouli, Michael Demoussis & Nicholas Giannakopoulos

    This study explores the role of intergenerational mobility in the educational attainments of Greek women. We use data from the most recent Greek Household Budget Survey and the last three Greek... More

    pp. 83-93

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  8. The impact of participation in sports on educational attainment—New evidence from Germany

    Christian Pfeifer & Thomas Cornelißen

    We analyze the impact of exercising sports during childhood and adolescence on educational attainment. The theoretical framework is based on models of allocation of time and educational... More

    pp. 94-103

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  9. Estimating the responsiveness of college applications to the likelihood of acceptance and financial assistance: Evidence from Texas

    Rodney J. Andrews, Vimal Ranchhod & Viji Sathy

    This paper investigates the impact of Texas’s Top Ten Percent Rule—which grants automatic to any public college in Texas for Texas high school graduates who graduate in the top decile—and... More

    pp. 104-115

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  10. The impact of a cash transfer program on cognitive achievement: The Bono de Desarrollo Humano of Ecuador

    Juan Ponce & Arjun S. Bedi

    Throughout Latin America, conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs play an important role in social policy. These programs aim to influence the accumulation of human capital, as well as reduce... More

    pp. 116-125

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  11. An examination of inter-district public school transfers in Wisconsin

    David M. Welsch, Bambi Statz & Mark Skidmore

    Using data for all Wisconsin school districts over the 2003/04 through 2006/07 school years, we evaluate the state of Wisconsin's Open Enrollment (inter-district transfer) program to determine... More

    pp. 126-137

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  12. The impact of high-stakes testing on student proficiency in low-stakes subjects: Evidence from Florida's elementary science exam

    Marcus A. Winters, Julie R. Trivitt & Jay P. Greene

    An important criticism of high-stakes testing policies – policies that reward or sanction schools based on their students’ performance on standardized tests – is that they provide schools with an... More

    pp. 138-146

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  13. Intergenerational correlations in educational attainment: Birth order and family size effects using Canadian data

    Anindya Sen & Anthony Clemente

    We exploit the 1986, 1994, and 2001 waves of the Canadian general social surveys in order to estimate intergenerational correlations in education. The use of these specific data is important... More

    pp. 147-155

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  14. Gender wage gaps by college major in Taiwan: Empirical evidence from the 1997–2003 Manpower Utilization Survey

    Eric S. Lin

    In this article, we examine the effect of incorporating the fields of study on the explained and unexplained components of the standard Oaxaca decomposition for the gender wage gaps in Taiwan using... More

    pp. 156-164

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