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Economics of Education Review

August 2014 Volume 41, Number 1

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Number of articles: 12

  1. Does working during higher education affect students’ academic progression?

    Moris Triventi

    This paper examines the effect of working during higher education on academic progression, in terms of number of credits acquired by first-year university students in Italy. We discuss different... More

    pp. 1-13

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  2. The effects of tuition fees on transition from high school to university in Germany

    Kerstin Bruckmeier & Berthold U. Wigger

    This paper studies whether the introduction of tuition fees at public universities in some German states had a negative effect on enrollment, i.e., on the transition of high school graduates to... More

    pp. 14-23

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  3. College course scarcity and time to degree

    Michal Kurlaender & Jacob Jackson, University of California, Davis, United States; Jessica S. Howell, The College Board, United States; Eric Grodsky, University of Wisconsin, Madison, United States

    College students are taking longer to earn baccalaureate degrees now than ever before, but little is known about institutional factors that may contribute to this trend. In this paper we... More

    pp. 24-39

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  4. Determinants of the international mobility of students

    Michel Beine, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg; Romain Noël, Equippe, University of Lille 1, France; Lionel Ragot, Economix, University of Paris Ouest, France

    This paper analyzes the determinants of the choice of location of international students. Building on the documented trends in international migration of students, we identify the various factors... More

    pp. 40-54

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  5. Gender ratios at top PhD programs in economics

    Galina Hale, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, United States; Tali Regev, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, Israel

    Analyzing university faculty and graduate students data for ten of the top U.S. economics departments between 1987 and 2007, we find persistent differences in the gender compositions of both... More

    pp. 55-70

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  6. Evaluating students’ evaluations of professors

    Michela Braga, Bocconi University, Department of Economics, Italy; Marco Paccagnella, Bank of Italy, Italy; Michele Pellizzari, University of Geneva, Department of Economics, Switzerland

    This paper contrasts measures of teacher effectiveness with the students’ evaluations for the same teachers using administrative data from Bocconi University. The effectiveness measures are... More

    pp. 71-88

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  7. Do children spend too much time in schools? Evidence from a longer school year in Indonesia

    Rasyad A. Parinduri

    I examine the effects of a longer school year in Indonesia on grade repetition, educational attainment, employability, and earnings. I exploit an arbitrary rule that assigned students to a longer... More

    pp. 89-104

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  8. The impact of community schools on student dropout in pre-vocational education

    Marieke Heers, Chris Van Klaveren, Wim Groot & Henriëtte Maassen van den Brink, Top Institute for Evidence Based Education Research (TIER), Maastricht University

    Dropout prevention is highly ranked on the political agenda in many countries. It remains unclear, however, how dropout can be effectively reduced, as many different factors determine student... More

    pp. 105-119

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  9. Incentives for teacher relocation: Evidence from the Gambian hardship allowance

    Todd Pugatch & Elizabeth Schroeder, Oregon State University, United States

    We evaluate the impact of the Gambian hardship allowance, which provides a salary premium of 30–40% to primary school teachers in remote locations, on the distribution and characteristics of... More

    pp. 120-136

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  10. The distributional impacts of a universal school reform on mathematical achievements: A natural experiment from Canada

    Catherine Haeck, Pierre Lefebvre & Philip Merrigan

    We investigate the impact of an ambitious provincial school reform in Canada on students’ mathematical achievements. It is the first paper to exploit a universal school reform of this magnitude to ... More

    pp. 137-160

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  11. Local human capital externalities and wages at the firm level: Evidence from Italian manufacturing

    Massimiliano Bratti, DEMM, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy; Roberto Leombruni, Department of Economics and Statistics “Cognetti de Martiis”, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy

    We exploit presumably exogenous variation in the availability of college-educated workers at the province level produced by a reform that increased the supply of higher education to estimate human ... More

    pp. 161-175

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  12. Gender gaps in primary school achievement: A decomposition into endowments and returns to IQ and non-cognitive factors

    Bart H.H. Golsteyn & Trudie Schils

    In elementary school, girls typically outperform boys in languages and boys typically outperform girls in math. The determinants of these differences have remained largely unexplored. Using rich... More

    pp. 176-187

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