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Economics of Education Review

Volume 30, Number 6

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Number of articles: 29

  1. Economic returns to education: What We Know, What We Don’t Know, and Where We Are Going—Some brief pointers

    Matt Dickson & Colm Harmon

    The estimation of the economic return to education has perhaps been one of the predominant areas of analysis in applied economics for over 50 years. In this short note we consider some of the... More

    pp. 1118-1122

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  2. The impact of tougher education standards: Evidence from Florida

    Damon Clark & Edward See

    Many of the policies that fall under the school accountability umbrella are designed to incentivize students. Prominent among these are high school exit exams, standardized tests that, in some... More

    pp. 1123-1135

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  3. Parental education, grade attainment and earnings expectations among university students

    Liam Delaney, Colm Harmon & Cathy Redmond

    While there is an extensive literature on intergenerational transmission of economic outcomes (education, health and income for example), many of the pathways through which these outcomes are... More

    pp. 1136-1152

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  4. Earnings returns to the British education expansion

    Paul J. Devereux & Wen Fan

    We study the effects of the large expansion in British educational attainment that took place for cohorts born between 1970 and 1975. Using the Quarterly Labour Force Survey, we find that the... More

    pp. 1153-1166

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  5. What determines the return to education: An extra year or a hurdle cleared?

    Matt Dickson & Sarah Smith

    The 1973 Raising of the School Leaving Age from 15 to 16 has been used to identify returns to years’ schooling. However, because the first set of “high stakes” exams are taken in the UK at age 16, ... More

    pp. 1167-1176

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  6. Differences by degree: Evidence of the net financial rates of return to undergraduate study for England and Wales

    Ian Walker & Yu Zhu

    This paper provides estimates of the impact of higher education qualifications on the earnings of graduates in the U.K. by subject studied. We use data from the recent U.K. Labour Force Surveys... More

    pp. 1177-1186

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  7. Subject choice and earnings of UK graduates

    Arnaud Chevalier

    Using a survey of a cohort of UK graduates, linked to administrative data on higher education participation, this paper investigates the labour market attainment of recent graduates by subject of... More

    pp. 1187-1201

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  8. Heterogeneity in schooling rates of return

    Daniel J. Henderson, Solomon W. Polachek & Le Wang

    This paper relaxes the assumption of homogeneous rates of return to schooling by employing nonparametric kernel regression. This approach allows us to examine the differences in rates of return to ... More

    pp. 1202-1214

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  9. Returning to school for higher returns

    Seonyoung Park

    On the basis of those respondents in the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY) who change jobs with an intervening period of education reinvestment, the conventional assumption of linearity ... More

    pp. 1215-1228

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  10. The effectiveness and retention of teachers with prior career experience

    Donald Boyd, Pamela Grossman, Marsha Ing, Hamilton Lankford, Susanna Loeb, Rachel O’Brien & James Wyckoff

    As schools and districts seek to recruit teachers, individuals in non-teaching professions are an appealing possible pool. These potential teachers come with work experience and may have expertise ... More

    pp. 1229-1241

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  11. Valuing the benefits of the education provided by public universities: A case study of Minnesota

    Amy Damon & Paul Glewwe

    This study estimates the value of the private and public benefits that accrue to Minnesota residents from state government subsidies to higher education. In 2005, the University of Minnesota and... More

    pp. 1242-1261

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  12. Using longitudinal data to evaluate publicly provided formal education for low skilled

    Anders Stenberg

    Modern societies would potentially reap large benefits from upgrading low skilled's education. However, this is difficult to put into practice because employers are reluctant to train low skilled... More

    pp. 1262-1280

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  13. Effects of year-round schooling on disadvantaged students and the distribution of standardized test performance

    Jennifer Graves

    Using detailed longitudinal data for the state of California, this paper estimates the effect of year-round school calendars on nationally standardized test performance of traditionally... More

    pp. 1281-1305

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  14. Gender salary differences in economics departments in Japan

    Ana Maria Takahashi & Shingo Takahashi

    By using unique survey data, we conduct a detailed study of the gender salary gap within economics departments in Japan. Despite the presence of rigid pay scales emphasizing age and experience,... More

    pp. 1306-1319

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  15. The effects of school quality on long-term health

    Shahar Sansani

    In this paper I estimate the relationship between school quality and mortality. Although many studies have linked the quantity of education to health outcomes, the effect of school quality on... More

    pp. 1320-1333

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  16. Overeducation in developing economies: How can we test for it, and what does it mean?

    Aashish Mehta, Jesus Felipe, Pilipinas Quising & Sheila Camingue

    A worker is said to be overeducated if he/she has acquired more education than is required to perform his/her job. In the absence of data measuring the number of years of schooling required to... More

    pp. 1334-1347

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  17. Are returns to education on the decline in Venezuela and does Mission Sucre have a role to play?

    Naihobe Gonzalez & Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere

    Anecdotal evidence points to a falling standard of living for the educated in Venezuela. During this same period, President Hugo Chávez implemented several education reforms. We focus on a major... More

    pp. 1348-1369

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  18. Understanding the black–white school discipline gap

    Josh Kinsler

    At state and national levels, black students are more likely to be suspended from school, and conditional on misbehavior, receive stiffer penalties when compared with white students. Racial bias is... More

    pp. 1370-1383

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  19. Does school time matter?—On the impact of compulsory education age on school dropout

    Sofie J. Cabus & Kristof De Witte

    A straightforward way to prevent students from leaving education without a higher secondary diploma is increasing the compulsory education age. The idea is that, by staying longer in school, more... More

    pp. 1384-1398

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  20. Effects of welfare reform on vocational education and training

    Dhaval M. Dave, Nancy E. Reichman, Hope Corman & Dhiman Das

    Exploiting variation in welfare reform across states and over time and using relevant comparison groups, this study estimates the effects of welfare reform on an important source of human capital... More

    pp. 1399-1415

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