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Economics of Education Review

Volume 25, Number 2

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Number of articles: 10

  1. The effects of age at arrival and enclave schools on the academic performance of immigrant children

    Kalena E. Cortes

    This paper analyzes the relationship between age at arrival and immigrant-receiving high schools (i.e., enclave schools) on the academic performance of first- and second-generation immigrant... More

    pp. 121-132

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  2. Subsidies, selectivity and the returns to education in urban Papua New Guinea

    John Gibson & Osaiasi Koliniusi Fatai

    There is debate about whether the rate of return to education in developing countries declines with the level of schooling. This paper reports evidence from urban Papua New Guinea which shows that ... More

    pp. 133-146

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  3. Mexico's labor market: The importance of education-occupation matching on wages and productivity in developing countries

    Michael A. Quinn & Stephen Rubb

    The positive impact of education on earnings, wages, and economic growth is well documented; however, the issue of education-occupation matching in developing countries has been largely ignored.... More

    pp. 147-156

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  4. Should schools be smaller? The size-performance relationship for Welsh schools

    James Foreman-Peck & Lorraine Foreman-Peck

    This paper tests for the impact of school size, measured by number of pupils, on academic performance at age 16 controlling for exam scores 2 years earlier. Schools of more than at the most 600... More

    pp. 157-171

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  5. Convergence of educational attainment levels in the OECD: More data, more problems?

    Jesús Crespo Cuaresma

    This note shows that the dynamics of the dispersion of educational attainment across OECD countries in the period 1960–1990 differ enormously depending on the dataset used, as do the results of the... More

    pp. 173-178

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  6. Alcohol abuse and truancy among Spanish adolescents: A count-data approach

    R. Duarte & J.J. Escario

    Alcohol abuse and truancy are two widespread problems among the adolescent Spanish population. Given the negative consequences of both behaviours for human capital acquiring and their origin in... More

    pp. 179-187

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  7. A game-theoretic model of curriculum integration and school leadership

    William J. Stull

    This paper analyzes a simple game-theoretic model of curriculum integration decision-making in a high school with academic and vocational tracks. The model is based on a formal theory of how... More

    pp. 189-199

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  8. Where do the children of professors attend college?

    John Siegfried & Malcolm Getz

    To judge whether better-informed consumers of higher education, the families of faculty, make different choices than other similarly endowed consumers, we compare the pattern of colleges chosen by ... More

    pp. 201-210

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  9. The validity of two education requirement measures

    Peter H. van der Meer

    In this paper we investigate the validity of two education requirement measures. This is important because a key part of the ongoing discussion concerning overeducation is about measurement. Thanks... More

    pp. 211-219

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  10. Occupational differences between recent male and female college graduates

    Lois Joy

    Occupational difference by gender is a key feature of the labor market. While this is less true of college graduates than other groups, even among them men and women are concentrated in different... More

    pp. 221-231

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