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Economics of Education Review

Volume 28, Number 3

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Number of articles: 12

  1. The impact of athletic performance on alumni giving: An analysis of microdata

    Jonathan Meer & Harvey S. Rosen

    An ongoing controversy in the literature on the economics of higher education centers on whether the success of a school’s athletic program affects alumni donations. This paper uses a unique data... More

    pp. 287-294

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  2. Selection bias in college admissions test scores

    Melissa Clark, Jesse Rothstein & Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach

    Data from college admissions tests can provide a valuable measure of student achievement, but the non-representativeness of test-takers is an important concern. We examine selectivity bias in both ... More

    pp. 295-307

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  3. Can a public scholarship program successfully reduce school drop-outs in a time of economic crisis? Evidence from Indonesia

    Lisa Cameron

    This paper evaluates the role played by Indonesia's Social Safety Net Scholarships Program in reducing school drop-out rates during the Asian financial crisis. The expectation was that many... More

    pp. 308-317

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  4. Do universities benefit local youth? Evidence from the creation of new universities

    Marc Frenette

    In this study, I examine university and college participation rates, as well as graduate outcomes, following the establishment of a university in cities where there were previously none. The... More

    pp. 318-328

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  5. Estimating peer effects in Swedish high school using school, teacher, and student fixed effects

    Krister Sund

    In this paper I use a rich dataset in order to observe each student in different subjects and courses over time. Unlike most peer studies, I identify the peers and the teachers that each student... More

    pp. 329-336

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  6. Religion and education gender gap: Are Muslims different?

    Mandana Hajj & Ugo Panizza

    This paper uses individual-level data and a differences-in-differences estimation strategy to test whether the education gender gap of Muslims is different from that of Christians. In particular,... More

    pp. 337-344

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  7. The French zones d’éducation prioritaire: Much ado about nothing?

    Roland Bénabou, Francis Kramarz & Corinne Prost

    We provide an assessment of the French ZEP (Zones d’Education Prioritaire), a program started in 1982 that channels additional resources to schools in disadvantaged areas and encourages the... More

    pp. 345-356

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  8. Effort allocation in tournaments: The effect of gender on academic performance in Italian universities

    Carolina Castagnetti & Luisa Rosti

    We consider the academic performance of Italian university graduates and their labor market position 3 years after graduation. Our data confirm the common finding that female students outperform... More

    pp. 357-369

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  9. Using school scholarships to estimate the effect of private education on the academic achievement of low-income students in Chile

    Priyanka Anand, Alejandra Mizala & Andrea Repetto

    This paper estimates the impact of private education on the academic achievement of low-income students in Chile. To deal with selection bias, we use propensity score matching to compare the test... More

    pp. 370-381

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  10. Is there “white flight” into private schools? New evidence from High School and Beyond

    Mingliang Li

    In the U.S., white parents may choose to send their children to private schools in response to the local concentration of minority schoolchildren, commonly referred to as “white flight”. This paper... More

    pp. 382-392

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  11. On reconstructing school segregation: The efficacy and equity of single-sex schooling

    Sherrilyn M. Billger

    A change to Title IX has spurred new single-sex public schooling in the US. Until recently, nearly all gender-segregated schools were private, and comprehensive data for public school comparisons... More

    pp. 393-402

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  12. The effect of kindergarten classroom size reduction on second grade student achievement: Evidence from California

    Edward Funkhouser

    Because classroom size reduction (CSR) and standards based testing were implemented at the same time in California during the mid-1990s, it is difficult to isolate the effects of classroom size on ... More

    pp. 403-414

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