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Economics of Education Review

Volume 22, Number 1

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Number of articles: 10

  1. Minimum wages and skill acquisition: another look at schooling effects

    David Neumark & William Wascher

    Although economic research on minimum wages has focused predominantly on employment effects, some attention has been devoted to the analysis of the effects of minimum wages on skill acquisition and... More

    pp. 1-10

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  2. Minimum wages and school enrollment of teenagers: a look at the 1990’s

    Duncan D Chaplin, Mark D Turner & Andreas D Pape

    Interest in the effects of the minimum wage on teenagers’ school enrollment has grown in recent years. This issue is of increasing importance given recent calls for increasing the minimum wage.... More

    pp. 11-21

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  3. Do community colleges really divert students from earning bachelor's degrees?

    D.E Leigh & A.M Gill

    This paper provides new estimates of the ‘diversion effect’ argument advanced by critics of community colleges. As emphasized by Rouse (J. Business Econ. Statist. 13 (1995) 217), information on... More

    pp. 23-30

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  4. Wage and test score dispersion: some international evidence

    Kelly Bedard & Christopher Ferrall

    Previous research has shown that wage-setting institutions help explain international differences in wage inequality. We expand on this theme to explore the role that educational institutions play ... More

    pp. 31-43

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  5. Why have public university professors done so badly?

    Cindy Zoghi

    Over the past twenty-five years, wages at public universities have not grown as quickly as at private universities, due to increased financial pressure. While keeping faculty salaries low cuts... More

    pp. 45-57

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  6. Perceptions of female faculty treatment in higher education: which institutions treat women more fairly?

    John Robst, Jennifer VanGilder & Solomon Polachek

    This paper analyzes a national sample of postsecondary faculty first to determine whether treatment of female faculty is perceived as fair and second to examine what institutional characteristics... More

    pp. 59-67

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  7. Intradistrict equity of public education resources and performance

    P Iatarola & L Stiefel

    This paper presents empirical evidence on input and output equity of expenditures, teacher resources, and performance across 840 elementary and middle schools in New York City. Historically,... More

    pp. 69-78

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  8. A comparison of initial and early life course earnings of the German secondary education and training system

    L.P. Cooke

    The German apprenticeship system is considered an exemplary school-to-work program for youth not intending to complete a baccalaureate degree. Yet the traditionally highly stratified system has... More

    pp. 79-88

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  9. The efficiency of Australian universities: a data envelopment analysis

    M Abbott & C Doucouliagos

    With participation in higher education amongst young people rising, governments around the world have been faced with increasing pressure on their finances, giving rise to the need to operate... More

    pp. 89-97

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  10. Vocational education in Thailand: a study of choice and returns

    Thammarak Moenjak & Christopher Worswick

    This study adds new evidence to the debate on the relative benefits of upper secondary vocational education and of general education at the same level. Using a probit model, the study finds that an... More

    pp. 99-107

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