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Economics of Education Review

October 2005 Volume 24, Number 5

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Number of articles: 7

  1. The access implications of income-contingent charges for higher education: lessons from Australia

    Bruce Chapman & Chris Ryan

    This paper describes the Higher Education Contribution Scheme (HECS), Australia's income-contingent charge mechanism, and analyses its impact on the social composition of university participation. ... More

    pp. 491-512

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  2. How much more does a disadvantaged student cost?

    William Duncombe & John Yinger

    This paper provides a guide to statistically based methods for estimating the extra costs of educating disadvantaged students, shows how these methods are related, and compares state aid programs... More

    pp. 513-532

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  3. The effects of home computers on school enrollment

    Robert W. Fairlie

    Approximately 9 out of 10 high school students who have access to a home computer use that computer to complete school assignments. Do these home computers, however, improve educational outcomes?... More

    pp. 533-547

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  4. Schooling effects on subsequent university performance: evidence for the UK university population

    Jeremy Smith & Robin Naylor

    From a unique data set identifying the school attended prior to university for a full cohort of UK university students; we examine the determinants of final degree classification. We exploit the... More

    pp. 549-562

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  5. School quality and family background in Italy

    Giorgio Brunello & Daniele Checchi

    We study whether the combined significant reduction in the pupil–teacher ratio and increase in parental education observed in Italy between the end of the second World War and the end of the 1980s ... More

    pp. 563-577

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  6. Schooling quality in Eastern Europe: Educational production during transition

    Andreas Ammermüller, Hans Heijke & Ludger Wößmann

    This paper uses student-level Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) data to analyze the determinants of schooling quality for seven Eastern European transition countries by... More

    pp. 579-599

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  7. Strategic determination of higher education subsidies and tuitions

    Gary Fethke

    Strategic interactions of subsidies and tuitions in public higher education are described in a differentiated-product setting where legislatures first determine subsidies and then governing boards ... More

    pp. 601-609

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