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Economics of Education Review

August 2018 Volume 65, Number 1

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Number of articles: 9

  1. School closure and educational attainment: Evidence from a market-based system

    Nicolas Grau & Daniel Hojman, Department of Economics, Chile; Alejandra Mizala, Center of Applied Economics, Department of Industrial Engineering and Center for Advanced Research in Education (CIAE), Chile

    This paper studies the effect of school closure in the Chilean market-oriented educational system. Between 2002 and 2011 the system exhibited a large turnover: 1282 schools closed -roughly one... More

    pp. 1-17

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  2. The Effect of Labor Market Information on Community College Students’ Major Choice

    Rachel Baker, University of California; Eric Bettinger, Stanford University & NBER; Brian Jacob, University of Michigan & NBER; Ioana Marinescu, University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice, United States

    An important goal of community colleges is to prepare students for the labor market. But are students aware of the labor market outcomes in different majors? And how much do students weigh labor... More

    pp. 18-30

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  3. The short-term effects of school consolidation on student achievement: Evidence of disruption?

    Louise Beuchert, VIVE - The Danish Center for Social Science Research, Denmark; Maria Knoth Humlum, Helena Skyt Nielsen & Nina Smith, Department of Economics and Business Economics, Denmark

    We exploit variation stemming from school consolidations in Denmark from 2010 to 2011 to analyze the impact on student achievement as measured by test scores. For each student we observe enrollment... More

    pp. 31-47

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  4. Does class size matter for school tracking outcomes after elementary school? Quasi-experimental evidence using administrative panel data from Germany

    Bethlehem A. Argaw & Patrick A. Puhani, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany

    We use administrative panel data on about a quarter of a million students in the German state of Hesse to estimate the causal effect of class size on school tracking outcomes after elementary... More

    pp. 48-57

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  5. The impact of college admissions policies on the academic effort of high school students

    Nicolás Grau

    This paper empirically evaluates the effects of college admissions policies on high school students’ academic effort. I build a rank-order tournament model where high school students decide their... More

    pp. 58-92

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  6. The bad end of the bargain?: Revisiting the relationship between collective bargaining agreements and student achievement

    Bradley D. Marianno, Rossier School of Education; Katharine O. Strunk, Education Policy and, by courtesy, Economics, College of Education

    This paper revisits the relationship between teacher collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) and student achievement. Using a district-level dataset of California teacher CBAs that includes... More

    pp. 93-106

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  7. Boosting school readiness: Should preschool teachers target skills or the whole child?

    Jade M. Jenkins & Greg J. Duncan, University of California, United States; Anamarie Auger, RAND Corporation, United States; Marianne Bitler, University of California, Davis & NBER, United States; Thurston Domina & Margaret Burchinal, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States

    We use experimental data to estimate impacts on school readiness of different kinds of preschool curricula – a largely neglected preschool input and measure of preschool quality. We find that the... More

    pp. 107-125

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  8. Effects of high versus low-quality preschool education: A longitudinal study in Mauritius

    Christian Morabito, Department of Social Work and Social Pedagogy, Belgium; Dirk Van de gaer, Department of Social Economics, Belgium; José Luis Figueroa, International Food Policy Research Institute, United States; Michel Vandenbroeck, Department of Social Work and Social Pedagogy, Belgium

    We report on a randomized controlled experiment in Mauritius by the Joint Child Health Project. This longitudinal study followed a cohort of children from different socio-economic backgrounds to... More

    pp. 126-137

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  9. Do bonuses affect teacher staffing and student achievement in high poverty schools? Evidence from an incentive for national board certified teachers in Washington State

    James Cowan & Dan Goldhaber, American Institutes for Research, United States

    We study a teacher incentive policy in Washington State that awards a financial bonus to National Board certified teachers in high poverty schools. Using a regression discontinuity design, we find ... More

    pp. 138-152

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