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Economics of Education Review

August 2016 Volume 53, Number 1

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Number of articles: 22

  1. Losing HOPE: Financial aid and the line between college and work

    Celeste K. Carruthers, Department of Economics, Stokely Management Center, United States; Umut Özek, Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Educational Research, United States

    Although a wealth of research has shown that financial aid reduces hurdles to college enrollment, much less is known about how students react to the common occurrence of losing aid midway through... More

    pp. 1-15

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  2. The Impact of Education Tax Benefits on College Completion

    Mahmoud A.A. Elsayed

    This paper uses a nationally representative sample from the 2004–09 Beginning Postsecondary Students (BPS) survey to examine the effect of education tax benefits on college completion. The paper... More

    pp. 16-30

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  3. Teacher quality differences between teacher preparation programs: How big? How reliable? Which programs are different?

    Paul T. von Hippel, LBJ School of Public Affairs University of Texas, United States; Laura Bellows, Duke University, United States; Cynthia Osborne, LBJ School of Public Affairs University of Texas, United States; Jane Arnold Lincove, Tulane University, United States; Nick Mills, Formerly School of Public Affairs University of Texas, United States

    Sixteen US states have begun to hold teacher preparation programs (TPPs) accountable for teacher quality, where quality is estimated by teacher value-added to student test scores. Yet it is not... More

    pp. 31-45

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  4. Can a summer make a difference? The impact of the American Economic Association Summer Program on minority student outcomes

    Charles M. Becker, Cecilia Elena Rouse & Mingyu Chen, Department of Economics, United States

    In the 1970s, the American Economic Association (AEA) was one of several professional associations to launch a summer program with the goal of increasing racial and ethnic diversity in its... More

    pp. 46-71

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  5. Educational mobility across three generations of American women

    Sarah Kroeger & Owen Thompson

    We analyze the intergenerational transmission of education in a three-generation sample of women from the 20th century US. We find strong three-generation educational persistence, with the... More

    pp. 72-86

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  6. The effects of universal state pre-kindergarten on the child care sector: The case of Florida's voluntary pre-kindergarten program

    Daphna Bassok, Education and Public Policy, United States; Luke C. Miller, Curry School of Education, United States; Eva Galdo, Standards and Review Office

    Over the past two decades states have drastically increased their investments in pre-kindergarten programs. One major question about state investments in early childhood education programs is to... More

    pp. 87-98

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  7. The relative benefits of live versus online delivery: Evidence from virtual algebra I in North Carolina

    Jennifer Heissel

    Over one million K-12 students pursue virtual education every year, but researchers know very little about the effectiveness of such programs. This paper exploits a district policy change that... More

    pp. 99-115

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  8. Bilingual education in Peru: Evidence on how Quechua-medium education affects indigenous children's academic achievement

    Disa Hynsjö, PhD student, Yale University New Haven, United States; Amy Damon, Macalester College

    This study uses the Peruvian Young Lives International Study of Childhood Poverty's School Level data to investigate the effect of Quechua-medium instruction on academic achievement. We find that... More

    pp. 116-132

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  9. Do schools discriminate against homosexual parents? Evidence from a randomized correspondence experiment

    Luis Diaz-Serrano & Enric Meix-Llop

    The recognition of homosexual rights is a controversial issue in many countries. Spain was the third country in the world (after the Netherlands and Belgium) to introduce a law recognizing... More

    pp. 133-142

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  10. Does Investing in School Capital Infrastructure Improve Student Achievement?

    Kai Hong, Vanderbilt University; Ron Zimmer, Martin School of Public Policy & Administration University of Kentucky

    Within the research community, there is a vigorous debate over whether additional educational expenditures will lead to improved performance of schools. Some of the debate is an outgrowth of the... More

    pp. 143-158

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  11. “(Un)informed College and Major Choice”: Verification in an alternate setting

    Nick Huntington-Klein

    In their recent paper “(Un)informed College and Major Choice: Evidence from Linked Survey and Administrative Data,” Hastings, Neilson, Ramirez, & Zimmerman (2016) provide an informal costly... More

    pp. 159-163

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  12. Kindergarten for all: Long run effects of a universal intervention

    Nina Drange, Statistics Norway, Norway; Tarjei Havnes & Astrid M.J. Sandsør, Department of Economics, Norway

    Theory and evidence point towards particularly positive effects of high-quality child care for disadvantaged children. At the same time, disadvantaged families often sort out of existing programs. ... More

    pp. 164-181

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  13. How does education affect adolescents’ political development?

    Mikael Persson, University of Gothenburg and Uppsala University, Sweden; Karl-Oskar Lindgren, Uppsala University, IFAU and UCLS, Sweden; Sven Oskarsson, Uppsala University and UCLS, Sweden

    This paper employs a between-grades regression discontinuity design to estimate the causal effect of education on political knowledge, intention to participate and democratic values. Using data on ... More

    pp. 182-193

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  14. Do `Skills Beget Skills'? Evidence on the effect of kindergarten entrance age on the evolution of cognitive and non-cognitive skill gaps in childhood

    Darren Lubotsky & Robert Kaestner, Institute of Government and Public Affairs, United States

    We use exogenous variation in the skills that children have at the beginning of kindergarten to measure the extent to which “skills beget skills” in this context. Children who are relatively older ... More

    pp. 194-206

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  15. Student loans or marriage? A look at the highly educated

    Dora Gicheva

    I examine the relationship between student loans and marital status among individuals considering or pursuing graduate management education. Using data from a panel survey of registrants for the... More

    pp. 207-216

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  16. Academic performance and type of early childhood care

    Nabanita Datta Gupta & Marianne Simonsen, Department of Economics and Business Economics, Denmark

    This is one of the few studies that estimate the effects of type of childhood care on academic achievement at higher grade levels by linking day care registers to educational registers. We use... More

    pp. 217-229

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  17. Gender streaming and prior achievement in high school science and mathematics

    Naomi Friedman-Sokuler & Moshe Justman, Department of Economics, Israel

    Girls choose advanced matriculation electives in science and mathematics almost as frequently as boys, in Israel, but are very much under-represented in physics and computer science, and over... More

    pp. 230-253

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  18. Estimating the education-earnings equation using geographic variation

    William R. Doyle & Benjamin T. Skinner

    We expand on the literature on the causal impact of postsecondary education on earnings by introducing a richer set of location-based measures as instruments for years of education. Utilizing data ... More

    pp. 254-267

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  19. Public or private? The influence of immigration on native schooling choices in the United States

    Thomas J. Murray

    This study examines whether rising enrollments of foreign-born students in US public schools caused a movement among native children from public schools to private schools, something the literature... More

    pp. 268-283

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  20. An evaluation of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship's effect on PhD production at non-UNCF institutions

    Sarah J. Prenovitz, Gary R. Cohen, Ronald G. Ehrenberg & George H. Jakubson

    The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program (MMUF) encourages underrepresented minority (URM) students to pursue PhD study with an eye toward entering academia. Fellows have completed PhDs at ... More

    pp. 284-295

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