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Economics of Education Review

Volume 15, Number 2

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Number of articles: 9

  1. Public and private high schools: Is school choice an answer to the productivity problem?

    Dan D. Goldhaber

    Using data drawn from "NELS88", this paper attempts to help answer the question of whether public-private school choice is a policy that would help improve the overall achievement of students.... More

    pp. 93-109

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  2. Does more school district administration lower educational productivity? Some evidence on the “Administrative Blob” in New York public schools

    Dominic J. Brewer

    U.S. public schools are often criticized as overly bureaucratic: administration is said to consume too great a share of educational resources, to the detriment of educational productivity. Despite ... More

    pp. 111-124

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  3. Public education equity and efficiency in South Africa: Lessons for other countries

    Luis A. Crouch

    Labor market productivity of education is analyzed by race and compared to investment levels. While investment was highly favorable to whites, more detailed analysis shows interesting allocations... More

    pp. 125-137

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  4. Evidence on omitted variable bias in earnings equations

    Peter Griffin & Philip T. Ganderton

    In this paper we propose that family background variables are significant in earnings equations because they measure investments in children made by families in the home, over and above formal... More

    pp. 139-148

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  5. The mixed preschool market: Explaining local variation in family demand and organized supply

    John H.Y. Edwards, Bruce Fuller & Xiaoyan Liang

    Prior research reveals wide variation in the number of independent preschools and child-care centers. Some analysts have alluded to supply “shortages”, while others attribute “uneven” center... More

    pp. 149-161

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  6. Entrance quotas and admission to medical schools: a sequential probit model

    Kathy Cannings, Claude Montmarquette & Sophie Mahseredjian

    This paper is about the general problem of choosing different categories of applicants in the context of entrance quotas. The example presented is that of a medical school which is highly selective... More

    pp. 163-174

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  7. Demographics and spending for public education: a test of interest group influence

    Cynthia Miller

    In an interest group model of public spending, parents might be considered an interest group in favor of, and the elderly an interest group opposed to, high levels of spending for public education.... More

    pp. 175-185

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  8. Bowls versus playoffs: The impact on football player graduation rates in the national collegiate athletic association

    Louis Amato, John M. Gandar, Irvin B. Tucker & Richard A. Zuber

    This paper investigates the determinants of football player graduation rates at National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I-A and I-AA levels [National Collegiate Athletic... More

    pp. 187-195

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  9. The economics and financing of education in Hong Kong

    Ying Chu Ng

    pp. 197-198

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