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Economics of Education Review

Volume 21, Number 1

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Number of articles: 8

  1. Implementing value-added measures of school effectiveness: getting the incentives right

    Helen F Ladd & Randall P Walsh

    As part of their efforts to hold schools accountable, several states now calculate and publicize value-added measures of school effectiveness. This paper provides a careful evaluation of the value-... More

    pp. 1-17

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  2. Does employer-financed general training pay? Evidence from the US Navy

    Federico Garcia, Jeremy Arkes & Robert Trost

    Despite Becker's theory that employers pay for workers' firm-specific training only, employer-financed general training is quite common. A possible explanation is that general training reduces... More

    pp. 19-27

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  3. Critical mass in the production of Ph.D.s: a multi-disciplinary study

    Frank Scott & Jeff Anstine

    Doctoral education in the US, while produced by not-for-profit institutions, is nonetheless carried out in a very competitive environment. We use survivor analysis to evaluate critical mass and... More

    pp. 29-42

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  4. Can education expenditures reduce income inequality?

    Kevin Sylwester

    Using a cross section of countries, this paper empirically examines whether devoting more resources to education can positively affect the distribution of income (as measured by the Gini... More

    pp. 43-52

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  5. Managing quality in higher education systems via minimal quality requirements: signaling and control

    Shlomo Mizrahi & Abraham Mehrez

    This paper analyzes the strategic calculations of an academic program when setting minimal quality requirements for applicants as an issue in planning a signaling strategy under certain structural ... More

    pp. 53-62

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  6. Stochastic frontier estimation of a CES cost function: the case of higher education in Britain

    Hooshang Izadi, Geraint Johnes, Reza Oskrochi & Robert Crouchley

    Many estimates exist in the literature of multi-product cost functions estimated across a sample of institutions of higher education. Typically these have not employed the appropriate frontier... More

    pp. 63-71

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  7. The value of education in a licensed profession: the choice of associate or baccalaureate degrees in nursing

    Joanne Spetz

    This paper assesses the relative value to employers and Registered Nurses (RNs) of different types of basic education in nursing: the associate degree; the baccalaureate degree; and the nursing... More

    pp. 73-85

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  8. Interstate variation in the use of fees to fund K-12 public education

    Robert W Wassmer & Ronald C Fisher

    In this paper, we first offer economic arguments in support of greater consideration of user charges to fund public primary and secondary education. Second, to better understand why these economic ... More

    pp. 87-100

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