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Economics of Education Review

June 2005 Volume 24, Number 3

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Number of articles: 8

  1. Effects of in-class variation and student rank on the probability of withdrawal: cross-section and time-series analysis for UK university students

    Wiji Arulampalam, Robin A. Naylor & Jeremy P. Smith

    From individual-level data for nine entire cohorts of undergraduate students in UK universities; we estimate the probability that an individual will drop out of university during their first-year. ... More

    pp. 251-262

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  2. Differences between public and private institutions of higher education in the enrollment of transfer students

    John J. Cheslock

    This paper examines the determinants of an institution's transfer enrollment for four-year institutions with a focus on differences between public and private institutions. The analysis finds that ... More

    pp. 263-274

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  3. Training determinants and productivity impact of training in China: a case of Shanghai

    Ying Chu Ng

    While much is known about the economics of training in the developed world, studies of issues associated with training in less-developed countries are rarely found. Based on a survey conducted in... More

    pp. 275-295

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  4. Academic choice behavior of high school students: economic rationale and empirical evidence

    Joachim Zietz & Prathibha Joshi

    This study examines the determinants of US students’ choice of alternative programs of study in high school. An explicit theoretical framework grounded in optimizing behavior is derived. The... More

    pp. 297-308

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  5. Grade inflation and school competition: an empirical analysis based on the Swedish upper secondary schools

    Christina Wikström & Magnus Wikström

    This paper explores the connection between grade inflation and school competition by studying graduates from the Swedish upper secondary schools in 1997. The final grades are compared to the SweSAT... More

    pp. 309-322

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  6. Adjusting teacher salaries for the cost of living: the effect on salary comparisons and policy conclusions

    Christiana Stoddard

    Teaching salaries are commonly adjusted for the cost of living, but this incorrectly accounts for welfare differences across states. Adjusting for area amenities and opportunities, however,... More

    pp. 323-339

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  7. Gender differences in employment and earnings in science and engineering in the US

    John W. Graham & Steven A. Smith

    College-educated women are less than half as likely as men to be employed in science and engineering (S&E); and if they are, earn about 20 percent less. Using data from the 1993 National Survey of ... More

    pp. 341-354

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  8. The dubious utility of the value-added concept in higher education: the case of accounting

    James A. Yunker

    Using data on CPA exam pass rates and various institutional variables, this research examines the potential usefulness of the value-added concept in accounting higher education. For a sample of 548... More

    pp. 355-367

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