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Economics of Education Review

Volume 26, Number 6

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Number of articles: 11

  1. Student achievement conditioned upon school selection: Religious and secular secondary school quality in Bangladesh

    Mohammad Niaz Asadullah, Nazmul Chaudhury & Amit Dar

    In this paper we present new evidence on the impact of school characteristics on secondary student achievement using a rich dataset from rural Bangladesh. We deal with a potentially important... More

    pp. 648-659

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  2. Do teachers’ wages matter for proficiency? Evidence from a funding reform in Brazil

    Naércio Menezes-Filho & Elaine Pazello

    This paper uses the 1998 reform in the funding of fundamental education in Brazil (FUNDEF) to identify the effect of teachers’ wages on the proficiency of public school pupils. Wages are set by... More

    pp. 660-672

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  3. Teacher credentials and student achievement: Longitudinal analysis with student fixed effects

    Charles T. Clotfelter, Helen F. Ladd & Jacob L. Vigdor

    We use a rich administrative dataset from North Carolina to explore questions related to the relationship between teacher characteristics and credentials on the one hand and student achievement on ... More

    pp. 673-682

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  4. The determinants and impact of private tutoring classes in Vietnam

    Hai-Anh Dang

    Private tutoring is a widespread phenomenon in many developing countries, including Vietnam. Using the Vietnam Living Standards Surveys 1997–1998 and 1992–1993 for analysis, this paper finds... More

    pp. 683-698

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  5. The public returns to public educational investments in African-American males

    Henry M. Levin, Clive Belfield, Peter Muennig & Cecilia Rouse

    This paper calculates the public savings (financial benefits) from greater public investments in the education of African-American males. Over one-fifth of each age cohort of black males in US is... More

    pp. 699-708

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  6. What does it take to achieve equality of opportunity in education?: An empirical investigation based on Brazilian data

    Fábio D. Waltenberg & Vincent Vandenberghe

    Roemer's [Roemer, J. (1998). Equality of opportunity. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.] seminal work on equality of opportunity has contributed to the emergence of a theory of justice that ... More

    pp. 709-723

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  7. Family background, financial constraints and higher education attendance in China

    Wenli Li

    Using data from the 2004 China College Student Survey, conducted by the author, this paper finds that long-term factors such as scholastic ability and parental education are significantly... More

    pp. 724-734

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  8. Distributional effects of educational improvements: Are we using the wrong model?

    François Bourguignon & F. Halsey Rogers

    Measuring the incidence of public spending in education requires an intergenerational framework distinguishing between what current and future generations—that is, parents and children—give and... More

    pp. 735-746

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  9. Aspiration levels and educational choices: An experimental study

    Lionel Page, Louis Levy Garboua & Claude Montmarquette

    The explanation of social inequalities in education is still a debated issue in economics. Recent empirical studies tend to downplay the potential role of credit constraint. This article tests a... More

    pp. 747-757

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  10. Schools, skills and risk

    Joop Hartog & Wim Vijverberg

    Skill development involves important choices for individuals and school designers: should individuals and schools specialise, or should they aim for an optimal combination of skills? We analyse... More

    pp. 758-770

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  11. The effects of education quality on income growth and mortality decline

    Eliot A. Jamison, Dean T. Jamison & Eric A. Hanushek

    Previous work shows that higher levels of education quality (as measured by international student achievement tests) increase growth rates of national income. This paper begins by confirming those ... More

    pp. 771-788

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