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Economics of Education Review

Volume 22, Number 6

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Number of articles: 11

  1. The effective use of student time: a stochastic frontier production function case study

    Peter Dolton, Oscar D Marcenaro & Lucia Navarro

    The relationship between student study time allocation and examination performance is little understood. We model the allocation of student time into formal study (lectures and classes) and self... More

    pp. 547-560

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  2. Smoking, discount rates, and returns to education

    Josef Fersterer & Rudolf Winter-Ebmer

    Individual time preference determines schooling enrolment. Moreover, smoking behavior in early ages has been shown to be highly related to time preference rates. Insofar as discount rates are... More

    pp. 561-566

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  3. Family background, school enrollments and wastage: evidence from Arab countries

    Sulayman S AL-Qudsi

    Applying single and recursive bivariate probit models that utilize micro data sets of five countries, this paper examines the concatenation between school enrollments and family background. The... More

    pp. 567-580

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  4. Firm-related training tracks: a random effects ordered probit model

    Wim Groot & Henriëtte Maassen van den Brink

    A random effects ordered response model of training is estimated to analyze the existence of training tracks and time varying coefficients in training frequency. Two waves of a Dutch panel survey... More

    pp. 581-589

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  5. Endowment spending rates, intergenerational equity and the sources of capital gains

    Geoffrey Woglom

    This paper analyzes how James Tobin’s widely cited concept of “intergenerational equity” for university endowments relates to the economic concepts of intertemporal substitutability and risk... More

    pp. 591-601

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  6. The changing quality of business education

    Paul M. Mason, Jeffrey W. Steagall & Michael M. Fabritius

    There is a pervasive perspective that both students and college courses are not what they used to be. A utility maximization model exhibits why students prefer easier courses to those that provide ... More

    pp. 603-609

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  7. Demand for private supplementary tutoring: conceptual considerations, and socio-economic patterns in Hong Kong

    Mark Bray & Percy Kwok

    Despite the fact that in some parts of the world private supplementary tutoring is a huge industry with far-reaching economic, social and educational implications, the topic has been neglected by... More

    pp. 611-620

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  8. Overeducation in the labor market: a comment and re-analysis of a meta-analysis

    S. Rubb

    Groot and Maassen van den Brink (International Journal of Manpower 21, 584, 2000a) provide a useful summary of the incidence of overeducation and undereducation. Unfortunately, by combining ... More

    pp. 621-629

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  9. Comment on estimating school efficiency

    John Ruggiero

    In a recent paper, Bifulco and Bretschneider [Econ. Edu. Rev. 20 (2001) 417] analyzed the performance of data envelopment analysis (DEA) and corrected ordinary least squares (COLS) using simulated ... More

    pp. 631-634

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  10. Response to comment on estimating school efficiency

    Robert Bifulco & Stuart Bretschneider

    After correcting errors in our paper ( Econ. Educ. Rev. 20 (2001) 417), Ruggiero (Econ. Educ. Rev. 22 (2003) forthcoming) finds that efficiency estimates provided by DEA and COLS have ... More

    pp. 635-638

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  11. Rejoinder

    John Ruggiero

    pp. 639-640

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