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Economics of Education Review

Volume 30, Number 1

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Number of articles: 13

  1. The effects of alcohol use on academic achievement in high school

    Ana I. Balsa, Laura M. Giuliano & Michael T. French

    This paper examines the effects of alcohol use on high school students’ quality of learning. We estimate fixed-effects models using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health.... More

    pp. 1-15

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  2. Immigration and student achievement: Evidence from Switzerland

    Muriel Meunier

    This paper investigates empirically whether immigrant students in Switzerland perform poorly compared to their native counterparts and provides some explanations. Using a national sample of the... More

    pp. 16-38

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  3. The effect of school inputs on labor market returns that account for selective migration

    Peter McHenry

    In this paper, I estimate the effect of state school inputs on labor market returns to schooling. The method follows Card and Krueger (1992) and Heckman et al. (1996), but I extend... More

    pp. 39-54

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  4. Who benefits from homework assignments?

    Marte Rønning

    Using Dutch data on pupils in elementary school this paper is the first empirical study to analyze whether assigning homework has a heterogeneous impact on pupil achievement. Addressing potential... More

    pp. 55-64

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  5. Do you want your child to have a certified teacher?

    Christian Andersson, Per Johansson & Nina Waldenström

    This study examines how the teaching staff composition with respect to certification affects student achievement in compulsory Swedish schools. We apply an instrumental variable to estimate the... More

    pp. 65-78

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  6. Public subsidies to private schools do make a difference for achievement in mathematics: Longitudinal evidence from Canada

    Pierre Lefebvre, Philip Merrigan & Matthieu Verstraete

    Selection into private schools is the principal cause of bias when estimating the effect of private schooling on academic achievement. By exploiting the generous public subsidizing of private high ... More

    pp. 79-98

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  7. Teachers’ unions and compensation: The impact of collective bargaining on salary schedules and performance pay schemes

    Kristine Lamm West & Elton Mykerezi

    This study examines the impact that collective bargaining has on multiple dimensions of teacher compensation, including average and starting salaries, early and late returns to experience, returns ... More

    pp. 99-108

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  8. Skills, standards, and disabilities: How youth with learning disabilities fare in high school and beyond

    Andrew McGee

    Learning disabled youth in the Child and Young Adult samples of the NLSY79 are more likely to graduate from high school than peers with the same measured cognitive ability, a difference that cannot... More

    pp. 109-129

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  9. Labour market mismatch among UK graduates: An analysis using REFLEX data

    Seamus McGuinness & Peter J. Sloane

    There is much disagreement in the literature over the extent to which graduates are mismatched in the labour market and the reasons for this. In this paper we utilise the Flexible Professional in... More

    pp. 130-145

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  10. School quality, clustering and government subsidy in post-apartheid South Africa

    Futoshi Yamauchi

    This paper examines a range of historical and geographic factors that determine the quality of public school education in post-apartheid South Africa. Empirical analysis shows, first, that... More

    pp. 146-156

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  11. Does food insecurity at home affect non-cognitive performance at school? A longitudinal analysis of elementary student classroom behavior

    Larry L. Howard

    This paper estimates models of the transitional effects of food insecurity experiences on children's non-cognitive performance in school classrooms using a panel of 4710 elementary students... More

    pp. 157-176

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  12. The effect of student aid on the duration of study

    Daniela Glocker

    In this paper I evaluate the effect of student aid on the success of academic studies. I focus on two dimensions, the duration of study and the probability of actually graduating with a degree. To ... More

    pp. 177-190

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  13. Effect of increased academic momentum on transfer rates: An application of the generalized propensity score

    William R. Doyle

    Several studies have reported a positive impact of increased academic momentum on transfer from community colleges to four-year institutions. This result may be due to selection bias. Using data... More

    pp. 191-200

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