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Economics of Education Review

April 2019 Volume 69, Number 1

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Number of articles: 9

  1. From high school to the high chair: Education and fertility timing

    Jonathan James & Sunčica Vujić, University of Bath, United Kingdom

    We exploit an expansion of post-compulsory schooling that occurred from the late 1980s to the early 1990s to investigate the effect of education on the timing of fertility in England and Wales. We ... More

    pp. 1-24

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  2. The effects of closing urban schools on students’ academic and behavioral outcomes: Evidence from Philadelphia

    Matthew P. Steinberg, Assistant Professor of Education, Graduate School of Education; John M. MacDonald, Professor of Criminology and Sociology, Department of Criminology

    Urban districts throughout the country are increasingly closing schools in response to declining enrollment and academic underperformance. We estimate the impact of public school closings in... More

    pp. 25-60

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  3. The effect of charter schools on districts’ student composition, costs, and efficiency: The case of New York state

    Christian Buerger, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, United States; Robert Bifulco, Syracuse University, United States

    Charter schools can influence a school district's costs by reducing economies of scale and by changing the share of high cost students a district serves, but might also increase the district's... More

    pp. 61-72

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  4. The effect of introducing a Research Evaluation Exercise on student enrolment: Evidence from Italy

    Daniele Biancardi, Dipartimento di Scienze Aziendali, Economiche e Metodi Quantitativi, Italy; Massimiliano Bratti, European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC), Italy

    This paper examines the impact of introducing a Research Evaluation Exercise (REE) on Italian undergraduate students’ enrolment choices. We investigate whether subject groups in higher education... More

    pp. 73-93

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  5. Schooling with learning: The effect of free primary education and mother tongue instruction reforms in Ethiopia

    Luke Chicoine

    In developing regions, significant increases in primary school enrollment are often generated by large national level programs, which could simultaneously promote overcrowding and reductions in... More

    pp. 94-107

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  6. Occupational knowledge and educational mobility: Evidence from the introduction of job information centers

    Nils Saniter & Daniel D. Schnitzlein, DIW Berlin, Germany; Thomas Siedler, Universität Hamburg, Germany

    This study examines the causal link between individuals' occupational knowledge and educational choices as well as labor market entry. We proxy occupational knowledge with mandatory visits to job... More

    pp. 108-124

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  7. First impressions in the classroom: How do class characteristics affect student grades and majors?

    Amanda L. Griffith, Wake Forest University, United States; Joyce B. Main, Purdue University, United States

    Understanding how peers and instructors can impact students’ outcomes and choice of major after taking the first class in the field is important for promoting persistence in STEM fields. This paper... More

    pp. 125-137

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  8. Access to education and political candidacy: Lessons from school openings in Sweden

    Karl-Oskar Lindgren & Sven Oskarsson, Uppsala University, Sweden; Mikael Persson, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

    How does availability of education affect who becomes a political representative? Theorists have pointed out that access to education is a key to a well-functioning democracy, but few empirical... More

    pp. 138-148

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  9. Has the college wage premium continued to rise? Evidence from multiple U.S. surveys

    Jared Ashworth, Pepperdine University, United States; Tyler Ransom, University of Oklahoma, United States

    This paper examines trends in the college wage premium (CWP) by birth cohort across the five major household surveys in the United States: the Census/ACS, CPS, NLSY, PSID, and SIPP. We document a... More

    pp. 149-154

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