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Economics of Education Review

Volume 30, Number 2

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Number of articles: 15

  1. Do no-loan policies change the matriculation patterns of low-income students?

    Glen R. Waddell & Larry D. Singell

    We examine whether there is discernable variation in the matriculation patterns of low-income students at public flagship institutions around changes in institutional financial-aid policies that... More

    pp. 203-214

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  2. Do students expect compensation for wage risk?

    Juerg Schweri, Joop Hartog & Stefan C. Wolter

    We use a unique data set about the wage distribution that Swiss students expect for themselves ex ante, deriving parametric and non-parametric measures to capture expected wage risk. These wage... More

    pp. 215-227

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  3. The impact of legalized abortion on high school graduation through selection and composition

    Stephan Whitaker

    This analysis examines whether the legalization of abortion changed high school graduation rates among the children selected into birth. Unless women in all socio-economic circum-stances sought... More

    pp. 228-246

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  4. The chicken soup effect: The role of recreation and intramural participation in boosting freshman grade point average

    Godfrey A. Gibbison, Tracyann L. Henry & Jayne Perkins-Brown

    Freshman grade point average, in particular first semester grade point average, is an important predictor of survival and eventual student success in college. As many institutions of higher... More

    pp. 247-257

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  5. The intergenerational effects of parental schooling on the cognitive and non-cognitive development of children

    Mary A. Silles

    This article, using the National Child Development Study, estimates the causal relationship between parents’ schooling and children's cognitive and non-cognitive development using the 1947... More

    pp. 258-268

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  6. What a difference a day makes: Estimating daily learning gains during kindergarten and first grade using a natural experiment

    Maria D. Fitzpatrick, David Grissmer & Sarah Hastedt

    Knowing whether time spent in formal schooling increases student achievement, and by how much, is important for policymakers interested in determining efficient use of resources. Using the ECLS-K, ... More

    pp. 269-279

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  7. Does high school quality matter? Evidence from admissions data

    Daniel Berkowitz & Mark Hoekstra

    This paper examines the effect of attending elite private high school on college placement using admissions data from the most selective high school in a large metropolitan area. To overcome... More

    pp. 280-288

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  8. Short-run effects of parental job loss on children's academic achievement

    Ann Huff Stevens & Jessamyn Schaller

    We study the relationship between parental job loss and children's academic achievement using data on job loss and grade retention from the 1996, 2001, and 2004 panels of the Survey of Income and... More

    pp. 289-299

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  9. The effects of quarter of birth on academic outcomes at the elementary school level

    Erin Robertson

    This paper uses public schools data to examine the effects of age on student academic achievement in light of recent trends to delay children's entry into kindergarten. To avoid problems of... More

    pp. 300-311

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  10. School quality, child wellbeing and parents’ satisfaction

    Stephen Gibbons & Olmo Silva

    Child wellbeing at school and enjoyment of the learning environment are important economic outcomes, in particular because a growing body of research shows they are strongly linked to later... More

    pp. 312-331

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  11. The effects of attending a diverse college

    Peter Hinrichs

    The question of whether there are benefits to be obtained from having a diverse student body is a key issue in the debate over affirmative action. This paper estimates the effects of college racial... More

    pp. 332-341

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  12. Economic returns to speaking ‘standard Mandarin’ among migrants in China's urban labour market

    Wenshu Gao & Russell Smyth

    This article uses data from the China Urban Labour Survey administered across 12 cities in 2005 to estimate the economic returns to speaking standard Mandarin among internal migrants in China's... More

    pp. 342-352

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  13. The academic impact on children of maternal post-secondary enrollment

    Sarah M. Estelle

    Numerous empirical studies have found that maternal educational attainment is correlated positively with desirable outcomes for children, including academic achievement. At the same time, little is... More

    pp. 353-364

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  14. Is traditional teaching really all that bad? A within-student between-subject approach

    Guido Schwerdt & Amelie C. Wuppermann

    Recent studies conclude that teachers are important for student learning but it remains uncertain what actually determines effective teaching. This study directly peers into the black box of... More

    pp. 365-379

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  15. The role of social trust in reducing long-term truancy and forming human capital in Japan

    Eiji Yamamura

    This paper attempts to examine how social trust influences human capital formation using prefectural level data in Japan. To this end, I constructed a proxy for social trust, based on the Japanese ... More

    pp. 380-389

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