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Economics of Education Review

Volume 18, Number 2

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Number of articles: 13

  1. Biases in twin estimates of the return to schooling

    David Neumark

    Recent within-twin estimates of the return to schooling that use instrumental variables to correct for measurement error are considerably higher than existing estimates. This paper extends... More

    pp. 143-148

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  2. Further estimates of the economic return to schooling from a new sample of twins

    Cecilia Elena Rouse

    In a recent, and widely cited, paper, use a new sample of identical twins to investigate the contribution of genetic ability to the observed cross-sectional return to schooling. This paper re... More

    pp. 149-157

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  3. “Ability” biases in schooling returns and twins: a test and new estimates

    Jere R. Behrman & Mark R. Rosenzweig

    Identical twins have been used to control for “ability” in efforts to obtain unbiased estimates of the earnings impact of schooling and of biases in estimates that do not control for earnings... More

    pp. 159-167

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  4. Double trouble: on the value of twins-based estimation of the return to schooling

    John Bound & Gary Solon

    Several recent studies, including the and articles in this issue, use the schooling and wage variation between monozygotic twins to estimate the return to schooling. In this overview article, we... More

    pp. 169-182

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  5. Schooling indicators during Mexico's “Lost decade”

    Melissa Binder

    The 1980s have been described as a “lost decade” for Latin America as a result of the sharp decline in income that followed the international debt crisis. Using the case of Mexico, this paper... More

    pp. 183-199

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  6. Central city school administrative policy: systematically passing undeserving students

    David M. Brasington

    Local public schools must satisfy the electorate to pass tax levies and re-elect school board members. Central city schools seem to pursue these goals differently than suburban or non-metropolitan ... More

    pp. 201-212

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  7. Distributive effect of state subsidy to undergraduate education: the case of Illinois

    Seong Soo Lee, Rati Ram & Charles W Smith

    An assessment is made of the distributive effects of state subsidies to undergraduate education in public universities and community colleges in Illinois during 1989. The main finding is that the... More

    pp. 213-221

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  8. What education production functions really show: a positive theory of education expenditures

    Lant Pritchett & Deon Filmer

    An optimizing model of expenditure allocations predicts that input use should be chosen so that the marginal product per dollar of each input is equalized. In decided contrast, the existing... More

    pp. 223-239

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  9. Functional form and the estimated effects of school resources

    David N Figlio

    A widely-cited result in the education production function literature is that the level of measured school inputs (e.g., student–teacher ratio or starting teacher salary) is not associated with... More

    pp. 241-252

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  10. Tropics, income, and school life expectancy: an intercountry study

    Rati Ram

    Using UNESCO's recent data, the effects of a country's income and `tropicality' on `school life expectancy' are explored. While the effect of income is, as expected, positive and substantial, the... More

    pp. 253-258

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  11. Testing for sample selection in the Milwaukee school choice experiment

    Dan D. Goldhaber, Dominic J. Brewer, Eric R. Eide & Daniel I. Rees

    We examine data collected from the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program to determine whether students with unobserved characteristics correlated with achievement are more likely to apply to the... More

    pp. 259-267

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  12. Economies of scale and scope in higher education: a case of comprehensive universities

    Rajindar K Koshal & Manjulika Koshal

    This study empirically estimates a multiple-product fixed total cost function and output relationship for comprehensive universities in the United States. Statistical results based on data for 158 ... More

    pp. 269-277

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  13. University admissions policy in a developing country: evidence from the University of the West Indies

    Sudhanshu Handa & Peter-John Gordon

    Universities in developing countries are often faced with the twin burden of increasing demand for tertiary education and a shrinking share of the government education budget. Cost-effective... More

    pp. 279-289

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