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Economics of Education Review

April 2013 Volume 33, Number 1

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Number of articles: 15

  1. Assets and educational achievement: Theory and evidence

    William Elliott & Michael Sherraden

    This special issue of Economics of Education Review explores the role of savings and asset holding in post-secondary educational achievement. Most college success research has focused on income... More

    pp. 1-7

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  2. Saving in childhood and adolescence: Insights from developmental psychology

    Annette Otto

    This paper addresses variables related to child and adolescent saving and explains the development of skills and behaviors that facilitate saving from an economic socialization perspective.... More

    pp. 8-18

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  3. Economic socialization, saving and assets in European young adults

    Paul Webley & Ellen K. Nyhus

    We analyze the role economic socialization plays in the economic behavior and asset accumulation of young adults by parents using data from European young adults and teenagers. We study the role of... More

    pp. 19-30

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  4. Testing an asset-building approach for young people: Early access to savings predicts later savings

    Terri Friedline, William Elliott & Gina A.N. Chowa

    A major hypothesis of asset-building is that early access to savings accounts leads to continued and improved educational and economic outcomes over time. This study asks whether or not young... More

    pp. 31-51

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  5. Asset building for and by young people

    Sondra G. Beverly

    This article summarizes the four preceding articles on youth and saving, identifies policy and program implications, and suggests directions for future scholarship. It is clear that saving is... More

    pp. 52-57

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  6. Long-term effects of Individual Development Accounts on postsecondary education: Follow-up evidence from a randomized experiment

    Michal Grinstein-Weiss, Michael Sherraden, William G. Gale, William M. Rohe, Mark Schreiner & Clinton Key

    This paper presents evidence from a randomized field experiment testing the impact of a 3-year matched savings program on educational outcomes 10 years after the start of the experiment. We examine... More

    pp. 58-68

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  7. The impact of household possessions on youth's academic achievement in the Ghana Youthsave experiment: A propensity score analysis

    Gina A.N. Chowa, Rainier D. Masa, Christopher J. Wretman & David Ansong

    Household assets as part of youth's family background have been found to have a significant impact on youth's academic achievement. In this study, the impact of household possessions on youth's... More

    pp. 69-81

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  8. Do mothers’ educational expectations differ by race and ethnicity, or socioeconomic status?

    Youngmi Kim, Michael Sherraden & Margaret Clancy

    Research has linked parents’ educational expectations to children's educational attainment, but findings are inconsistent regarding differences in educational expectations by race and ethnicity. In... More

    pp. 82-94

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  9. The effects of family college savings on postsecondary school enrollment rates of students with disabilities

    Gregory A. Cheatham & William Elliott

    This is the first study to examine whether parents’ college savings is positively associated with enrollment in postsecondary education of students in special education programs. In addition to... More

    pp. 95-111

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  10. Intergenerational transmission of educational attainment: The role of household assets

    Jin Huang

    High intergenerational persistence of educational attainment is an indicator of educational inequality and a barrier to equal opportunities in the labor market and beyond. This study uses data from... More

    pp. 112-123

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  11. Parental asset accumulation trajectories and children's college outcomes

    Vernon Loke

    The effects of parental assets on children's educational outcomes have mainly been explored from the perspective of asset holdings. However, the process of asset accumulation may also have effects.... More

    pp. 124-133

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  12. “You pay your share, we’ll pay our share”: The college cost burden and the role of race, income, and college assets

    William Elliott & Terri Friedline

    Changes in financial aid policies raise questions about students being asked to pay too much for college and whether parents’ college savings for their children helps reduce the burden on students ... More

    pp. 134-153

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  13. Assets, economic opportunity and toxic stress: A framework for understanding child and educational outcomes

    Trina R. Williams Shanks & Christine Robinson

    A large body of evidence indicates that socioeconomic status (SES) is a strong predictor of school achievement, college graduation and child outcomes in general. Better developmental and health... More

    pp. 154-170

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  14. Integrating resource-based and person-based approaches to understanding wealth effects on school achievement

    Mesmin Destin

    Wealth and assets have a reliable positive relationship with the achievement outcomes of students. Various approaches to understanding student achievement may inform the understanding of how wealth... More

    pp. 171-178

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  15. Not just any path: Implications of identity-based motivation for disparities in school outcomes

    Daphna Oyserman

    Low-income and minority children aspire to school success and expect to attend college. These aspirations and expectations matter – predicting college attendance and graduation when present and... More

    pp. 179-190

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