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Economics of Education Review

Volume 30, Number 3

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Number of articles: 14

  1. Overview of the symposium on performance pay for teachers

    Eric A. Hanushek & Ludger Woessmann

    pp. 391-393

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  2. Teacher opinions on performance pay: Evidence from India

    Karthik Muralidharan & Venkatesh Sundararaman

    The practical viability of performance-based pay programs for teachers depends critically on the extent of support the idea will receive from teachers. We present evidence on teacher opinions with ... More

    pp. 394-403

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  3. Cross-country evidence on teacher performance pay

    Ludger Woessmann

    The general-equilibrium effects of performance-related teacher pay include long-term incentive and teacher-sorting mechanisms that usually elude experimental studies but are captured in cross... More

    pp. 404-418

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  4. Promotion and reassignment in public school districts: How do schools respond to differences in teacher effectiveness?

    Matthew M. Chingos & Martin R. West

    We use a unique administrative database from the state of Florida to provide the first evidence that promotion and other job reassignments within school districts are systematically related to... More

    pp. 419-433

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  5. What's in a rating?

    Brian A. Jacob & Elias Walsh

    We examine the relationship between the formal ratings that principals give teachers and a variety of observable teacher characteristics, including proxies for productivity. Prior work has shown... More

    pp. 434-448

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  6. It's easier to pick a good teacher than to train one: Familiar and new results on the correlates of teacher effectiveness

    Matthew M. Chingos & Paul E. Peterson

    Neither holding a college major in education nor acquiring a master's degree is correlated with elementary and middle school teaching effectiveness, regardless of the university at which the degree... More

    pp. 449-465

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  7. The economic value of higher teacher quality

    Eric A. Hanushek

    Most analyses of teacher quality end without any assessment of the economic value of altered teacher quality. This paper combines information about teacher effectiveness with the economic impact of... More

    pp. 466-479

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  8. The impact of legacy status on undergraduate admissions at elite colleges and universities

    Michael Hurwitz

    In this paper, I examine the impact of legacy status on admissions decisions at 30 highly selective colleges and universities. Unlike other quantitative studies addressing this topic, I use... More

    pp. 480-492

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  9. What will I be when I grow up? An analysis of childhood expectations and career outcomes

    Sarah Brown, Aurora Ortiz-Nuñez & Karl Taylor

    In this paper, we utilise the British "National Child Development Study" to explore the determinants of career expectations formed at the age of 16. We analyse the influence of careers advice and... More

    pp. 493-506

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  10. High scores but low skills

    Liqun Liu & William S. Neilson

    In this paper college admissions are based on test scores and students can exert two types of effort: real learning and exam preparation. The former improves skills but the latter is more effective... More

    pp. 507-516

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  11. The medium term schooling and health effects of low birth weight: Evidence from siblings

    Jason M. Fletcher

    Research has shown that low birth weight is linked to infant mortality as well as longer term outcomes. This paper examines the medium term outcomes that may link low birth weight to adult... More

    pp. 517-527

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  12. Education and labor market risk: Understanding the role of data cleaning

    Alexander Whalley

    This paper examines whether conclusions about the relationship between education and labor market risk depend on the use of commonly applied procedures to clean data of extreme values. The analysis... More

    pp. 528-545

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  13. Catholic schools or school quality? The effects of Catholic schools on labor market outcomes

    Young-Joo Kim

    This paper studies the effects of attending a Catholic high school on students’ labor market outcomes. Using data from the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study, I find that Catholic schooling is... More

    pp. 546-558

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  14. What can teachers do to raise pupil achievement?

    Monazza Aslam & Geeta Kingdon

    Improving weak teaching may be one of the most effective means of raising pupil achievement. However, teachers’ classroom practices and the teaching ‘process’ may matter more to student learning... More

    pp. 559-574

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