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Economics of Education Review

August 2011 Volume 30, Number 4

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Number of articles: 17

  1. Peer effects on high school aspirations: Evidence from a sample of close and not-so-close friends

    Toni Mora & Philip Oreopoulos

    In this paper we investigate how schoolmates influence high school dropout intentions in Catalonia, Spain. Our analysis uses self-reported friends to identify possible peers by assuming that peer... More

    pp. 575-581

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  2. Inefficient self-selection into education and wage inequality

    Patrizia Ordine & Giuseppe Rose

    This paper proposes a theoretical framework where within graduates wage inequality is related to overeducation/educational mismatch in the labor market. We show that wage inequality may arise... More

    pp. 582-597

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  3. Reevaluating the effect of non-teaching wages on teacher attrition

    Gregory A. Gilpin

    Most empirical teacher attrition research focuses on estimating the effect of either the alternate occupation opportunities or the teacher work environment on teacher attrition. In this paper, we... More

    pp. 598-616

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  4. A low-subsidy problem in public higher education

    Gary Fethke

    With an exogenous public subsidy and a break-even restriction on university net revenue, tuition discrimination supports a quasi-efficient departure from marginal-cost pricing. In contrast, when... More

    pp. 617-626

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  5. Early commitment on financial aid and college decision making of poor students: Evidence from a randomized evaluation in rural China

    Chengfang Liu, Linxiu Zhang, Renfu Luo, Xiaobing Wang, Scott Rozelle, Brian Sharbono, Jennifer Adams, Yaojiang Shi, Ai Yue, Hongbin Li & Thomas Glauben

    Many educational systems have struggled with the question about how best to give out financial aid. In particular, if students do not know the amount of financial aid that they can receive before... More

    pp. 627-640

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  6. Accounting for exogenous influences in performance evaluations of teachers

    Kristof De Witte & Nicky Rogge

    Students’ evaluations of teacher performance (SETs) are increasingly used by universities. However, SETs are controversial mainly due to two issues: (1) teachers value various aspects of excellent ... More

    pp. 641-653

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  7. Which students are left behind? The racial impacts of the No Child Left Behind Act

    John M. Krieg

    The No Child Left Behind Act imposes sanctions on schools if the fraction of any of five racial groups of students demonstrating proficiency on a high stakes exam falls below a statewide pass rate.... More

    pp. 654-664

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  8. The Internet's effect on women's coauthoring rates and academic job market decisions: The case of political science

    Daniel M. Butler & Richard J. Butler

    The late 1990s saw the introduction and spread of the Internet and email. For social scientists, these technologies lowered communication costs and made inter-department collaboration much easier. ... More

    pp. 665-672

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  9. Student expectations of the financial returns to higher education in the Czech Republic and England: Evidence from business schools

    John R. Anchor, Jana Fišerová, Kateřina Maršίková & Václav Urbánek

    In this paper, the short-cut method is used to estimate expected rates of financial returns to higher education in the Czech Republic and a modified version of the method is used to suit the... More

    pp. 673-681

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  10. Are boys discriminated in Swedish high schools?

    Björn Tyrefors Hinnerich, Erik Höglin & Magnus Johannesson

    Girls typically have higher grades than boys in school and recent research suggests that part of this gender difference may be due to discrimination of boys in grading. We rigorously test this in a... More

    pp. 682-690

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  11. Continuous training and wages: An empirical analysis using a comparison-group approach

    Katja Görlitz

    Using German linked employer–employee data, this paper investigates the short-term impact of on-the-job training on wages. The applied estimation approach was first introduced by . Wages of... More

    pp. 691-701

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  12. Performance effects of failure to make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP): Evidence from a regression discontinuity framework

    Steven W. Hemelt

    As the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law moves through the reauthorization process, it is important to understand the basic performance impacts of its central structure of accountability. In this... More

    pp. 702-723

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  13. Why preferences in college admissions may yield a more-able student body

    Dong Li & Dennis L. Weisman

    Critics of affirmative action policies contend that the elimination of racial preferences in college admissions would lead to a “more-able” student body. We develop a simple model comprised of... More

    pp. 724-728

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  14. Lecturing style teaching and student performance

    Chris Van Klaveren

    Teachers in the Netherlands tend to spend less time in front of the class, and often adopt a more personal approach. This allows them to better adjust their lecturing style to the needs of the... More

    pp. 729-739

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  15. Does household income matter for children’s schooling? Evidence for rural Sub-Saharan Africa

    Michael Grimm

    Household income has been shown to matter for children’s school enrolment, in particular in settings where households face tight liquidity constraints caused by the lack of insurance and limited... More

    pp. 740-754

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  16. The effects of adult literacy on earnings and employment

    Maúna Soares de Baldini Rocha & Vladimir Ponczek

    This paper provides evidence of the effects of adult literacy on individuals’ income and employability in Brazil based on information obtained from the monthly employment survey (PME). The OLS... More

    pp. 755-764

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  17. The quality vs. the quantity of schooling: What drives economic growth?

    Theodore R. Breton

    This paper challenges contention that the quality and not the quantity of schooling determines a nation's rate of economic growth. I first show that their statistical analysis is flawed. I then... More

    pp. 765-773

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