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Economics of Education Review

October 2019 Volume 72, Number 1

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Number of articles: 9

  1. The effects of physical education on student fitness, achievement, and behavior

    Analisa Packham & Brittany Street, Department of Economics

    Despite the mounting evidence that physical education (PE) has health and education benefits for elementary-aged children, much less is known on the effectiveness of such programs for older... More

    pp. 1-18

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  2. Legal access to alcohol and academic performance: Who is affected?

    Joung Yeob Ha & Austin C. Smith

    Previous research finds that legal access to alcohol hinders the academic performance of college students. However, the existing studies differ materially in magnitudes, suggesting a reduction in... More

    pp. 19-22

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  3. Early intervention in college classes and improved student outcomes

    John Gordanier & William Hauk, University of South Carolina, United States; Chandini Sankaran, Boston College, United States

    This research investigates the effectiveness of an early academic intervention in Principles of Economics courses at a large public university. After the end of the fourth week of classes, students... More

    pp. 23-29

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  4. Center-based care for infants and toddlers: The aeioTU randomized trial

    Milagros Nores, National Institute for Early Education Research, Graduate School of Education, United States; Raquel Bernal & W. Steven Barnett, Economics Department and Centro de Estudios sobre Desarrollo Económico, Colombia

    Little is known about the effectiveness of center-based high quality educational programs for infants and toddlers, especially in low- and middle-income countries. This paper reports effects from a... More

    pp. 30-43

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  5. Are school officials held accountable for fiscal stress? Evidence from school district financial intervention systems

    Paul N. Thompson

    Performance accountability systems have generally been used as a way to provide salient information to citizens regarding school district performance, enabling voters to make more informed... More

    pp. 44-54

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  6. Gender stereotypes: The case of MisProfesores.com in Mexico

    Eva O. Arceo-Gomez, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, Mexico; Raymundo M. Campos-Vazquez, El Colegio de México, Mexico

    In this study we analyze the extent of gender stereotypes in student evaluations of college professors on the internet site MisProfesores.com in Mexico. We downloaded more than 600,000 evaluations ... More

    pp. 55-65

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  7. Young, gifted and lazy? The role of ability and labor market prospects in student effort decisions

    Adrian Chadi, University of Konstanz, Germany; Marco de Pinto & Gabriel Schultze, Institute for Labour Law and Industrial Relations in the European Union (IAAEU), Trier University, Germany

    This paper examines the decision-making process of students from an economic perspective to understand the determinants of an individual’s willingness to provide effort. Our theoretical model... More

    pp. 66-79

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  8. Why Brazil fell behind in college education?

    Chiara Binelli, Department of Economics, Italy; Naercio Menezes-Filho, Insper Institute of Education and Research, Brazil

    Brazil fell behind in higher education attainment for the cohorts born in the 1950s and 1960s. We jointly model educational choices, labor force participation and wages, and compute the average,... More

    pp. 80-106

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  9. Effects of adult health interventions at scale on children’s schooling: Evidence from antiretroviral therapy in Zambia

    Adrienne M. Lucas, Department of Economics, Lerner College of Business and Economics, United States; Margaret Chidothe & Nicholas L. Wilson, Department of Economics, United States

    In 2007, approximately one in five children in Zambia lived with an HIV positive adult. We identify the effect of adult antiretroviral therapy (ART) availability at scale on children’s educational ... More

    pp. 107-120

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