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Economics of Education Review

Volume 20, Number 5

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Number of articles: 8

  1. Estimating school efficiency: A comparison of methods using simulated data

    Robert Bifulco & Stuart Bretschneider

    Developing measures of school performance is crucial for performance-based school reform efforts. One approach to developing such measures is to apply econometric and linear programming techniques ... More

    pp. 417-429

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  2. Is participation in high school athletics an investment or a consumption good?: Evidence from high school and beyond

    Eric R. Eide & Nick Ronan

    Most high school students participate in at least one school-sponsored extracurricular activity, with varsity sports being the most popular. Conventional wisdom suggests that varsity sports... More

    pp. 431-442

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  3. Determining the optimal size of study fields in Flemish secondary education

    Mike Smet

    The purpose of this paper is to determine the optimal size of educational organisations. We assume that the global cost consists of two parts: a public cost of supplying education characterised by ... More

    pp. 443-457

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  4. Higher standards, more dropouts? Evidence within and across time

    Dean R. Lillard & Philip P. DeCicca

    This study investigates whether state course graduation requirements (CGRs) affect high school dropout decisions. It uses aggregate data on dropout rates, individual data on dropout decisions from ... More

    pp. 459-473

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  5. The determinants of university dropouts: a bivariate probability model with sample selection

    Claude Montmarquette, Sophie Mahseredjian & Rachel Houle

    In this paper, we study the determinants of university dropouts with a longitudinal data set on student enrolments at the Université de Montréal. With a bivariate probit model with selectivity bias... More

    pp. 475-484

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  6. Grade targets and teaching innovations

    Sam Allgood

    This paper develops a simple model of student choice to explain why some teaching innovations have only a negligible effect on mean student performance. Teaching innovations are defined as small... More

    pp. 485-493

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  7. Was higher education a quasi-fixed factor for firms in the 1980s?

    Li-Hsuan Huang

    The primary goal of this paper is to investigate whether firms incorporated educated workers as a quasi-fixed factor in production during the 1980s when non-wage costs became more crucial. If this ... More

    pp. 495-501

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  8. Measuring social returns to higher education investments in Hong Kong: production function approach

    Jan P. Voon

    This paper uses the growth model involving an aggregate production function to measure the social benefits from human capital improvements due to the investments in higher education. This is in... More

    pp. 503-510

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