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Economics of Education Review

Volume 14, Number 3

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Number of articles: 9

  1. The measurement and cost of removing unexplained gender differences in faculty salaries

    William E. Becker & Robert K. Toutkoushian

    In the assessment of damages for sex discrimination suits, most of the debate between plaintiffs and defendants concerns the type and number of variables to include in a single equation model of... More

    pp. 209-220

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  2. College quality and overeducation

    John Robst

    This paper examines the relationship between college quality and overeducation. If workers attending lower quality colleges receive less human capital in a year of schooling, they may require more ... More

    pp. 221-228

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  3. Does class size matter?

    Karen Akerhielm

    This paper analyzes pupil-specific public school data unavailable in previous studies and applies instrumental variable econometric methods to account for non-random allocation of students to... More

    pp. 229-241

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  4. What makes a good principal? How teachers assess the performance of principals

    Dale Ballou & Michael Podgursky

    This paper examines the performance of public school principals as rated by teachers they supervise. Work experience outside of education does not raise performance ratings, nor does administrative... More

    pp. 243-252

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  5. Choosing the optimum mix of duration and effort in education

    Hessel Oosterbeek

    In this paper a simple economic model is employed to analyse the determinants of expected study duration and weekly effort. Although some of the outcomes do not fit into our theoretical framework, ... More

    pp. 253-263

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  6. Potential cost savings from school district consolidation: A case study of New York

    William Duncombe, Jerry Miner & John Ruggiero

    This article presents the results of a detailed study of potential cost savings from consolidation of New York school districts. It extends past research on consolidation by developing a... More

    pp. 265-284

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  7. Postsecondary education and the sub-baccalaureate labor market: Corrections and extensions

    W. Norton Grubb

    This paper presents results based on corrections to the data — the National Longitudinal Study of the Class of 1972 (NLS72) — used in two earlier papers on the effects of education in sub... More

    pp. 285-299

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  8. Research funding and performance in U.K. University Departments of Economics: A frontier analysis

    Jill Johnes & Geraint Johnes

    Data envelopment analysis (DEA) is used to investigate the technical efficiency of U.K. university departments of economics as producers of research. Particular attention is paid to the role of... More

    pp. 301-314

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  9. Data envelopment analysis — Another paretian trap?

    K.K. Fung

    pp. 315-316

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