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Economics of Education Review

June 2019 Volume 70, Number 1

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Number of articles: 5

  1. Monetary substitution of loans, earnings, and need-based aid in postsecondary education: The impact of Pell Grant eligibility

    Brent J. Evans, Peabody College, United States; Tuan D. Nguyen, College of Education, United States

    By applying a regression discontinuity design to national data of students at four-year colleges, this study identifies the average substitution effects of exogenously received increases of grant... More

    pp. 1-19

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  2. Signaling or better human capital: Evidence from Colombia

    Felipe Barrera-Osorio, Graduate School of Education, United States; Hernando Bayona-Rodríguez, School of Economics, Colombia

    We use data from the admissions process from a highly selective private university in Colombia to analyze the impact of prestigious university attendance on the education trajectory and labor... More

    pp. 20-34

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  3. Does education foster trust? Evidence from compulsory schooling reform in the UK

    Songtao Yang

    Although many studies document that education and trust are positively correlated, few studies examine whether this correlation represents a causal effect. This paper fills in the gap with data... More

    pp. 48-60

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  4. Does primary school duration matter? Evaluating the consequences of a large Chinese policy experiment

    Alex Eble, Teachers College, United States; Feng Hu, School of Economics and Management, China

    Nearly all governments provide primary schooling, but surprisingly little is known about how changes to the duration of primary school affect educational attainment and performance in the labor... More

    pp. 61-74

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  5. Are changes of major major changes? The roles of grades, gender, and preferences in college major switching

    Carmen Astorne-Figari & Jamin D. Speer

    The choice of college major is a key stage in the career search, and over a third of college students switch majors at least once. We provide the first comprehensive analysis of major switching,... More

    pp. 75-93

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