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Economics of Education Review

August 2012 Volume 31, Number 4

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Number of articles: 11

  1. Where to attend? Estimating the effects of beginning college at a two-year institution

    C. Lockwood Reynolds

    Two-year colleges are an important part of the higher education system in the United States but there are concerns as to how attendance at these institutions affects educational attainment and... More

    pp. 345-362

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  2. Am I missing something? The effects of absence from class on student performance

    Wiji Arulampalam, Robin A. Naylor & Jeremy Smith

    We analyse a rich dataset of Economics students at a UK university to identify causal effects of class absence on student performance, exploiting the random assignment of students and information... More

    pp. 363-375

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  3. Relationship between private schooling and achievement: Results from rural and urban India

    Amita Chudgar & Elizabeth Quin

    This paper contributes to the important but small body of research on the role of private schools in Indian education. It uses a household dataset from India with a rich set of household covariates... More

    pp. 376-390

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  4. The role of educational quality and quantity in the process of economic development

    Amparo Castelló-Climent & Ana Hidalgo-Cabrillana

    We develop a theory of human capital investment to study the effects of school quality on student choices of education, and to understand its effect on economic growth. In a dynamic general... More

    pp. 391-409

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  5. How do substitute teachers substitute? An empirical study of substitute-teacher labor supply

    Seth Gershenson

    This paper examines the daily labor supply of a potentially important, but often overlooked, source of instruction in U.S. public schools: substitute teachers. I estimate a sequential binary-choice... More

    pp. 410-430

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  6. Teacher retention in Appalachian schools: Evidence from Kentucky

    Joshua M. Cowen, J.S. Butler, Jacob Fowles, Megan E. Streams & Eugenia F. Toma

    In this paper we analyze teacher attrition from Appalachian school districts over nearly twenty years of data. We employ a unique panel of public K-12 teachers active in Kentucky between 1986 and... More

    pp. 431-441

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  7. Human capital augmentation versus the signaling value of MBA education

    Andrew Hussey

    Panel data on MBA graduates is used in an attempt to empirically distinguish between human capital and signaling models of education. The existence of employment observations prior to MBA... More

    pp. 442-451

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  8. Forecasting performance of grey prediction for education expenditure and school enrollment

    Hui-Wen Vivian Tang & Mu-Shang Yin

    GM(1,1) and GM(1,1) rolling models derived from grey system theory were estimated using time-series data from projection studies by National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). An out-of-sample... More

    pp. 452-462

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  9. Who benefits from student aid? The economic incidence of tax-based federal student aid

    Nicholas Turner

    Federal benefit programs, including federal student aid, are designed to aid targeted populations. Behavioral responses to these programs may alter the incidence of their benefits, a possibility... More

    pp. 463-481

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  10. Girls, girls, girls: Gender composition and female school choice

    Nicole Schneeweis & Martina Zweimüller

    Gender segregation in employment may be explained by women's reluctance to choose technical occupations. However, the foundations for career choices are laid much earlier. Educational experts claim... More

    pp. 482-500

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  11. Measuring the earnings returns to lifelong learning in the UK

    Jo Blanden, Franz Buscha, Patrick Sturgis & Peter Urwin

    This paper examines the earnings returns to learning that takes place following the conventional ‘school-to-work’ stage of the life-course. We operationalise such ‘lifelong learning’ as the... More

    pp. 501-514

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