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Economics of Education Review

Volume 16, Number 3

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Number of articles: 11

  1. New vocationalism in the United States: Potential problems and outlook

    Charles S. Benson

    This paper was written in 1992, while Benson was Director of NCRVE. It sets forth a vision of a “new vocationalism” that integrates academic and occupational curriculum, combines classroom... More

    pp. 201-212

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  2. What difference does it make if school and work are connected? Evidence on co-operative education in the United States

    David Stern, Neal Finkelstein, Miguel Urquiola & Helen Cagampang

    Recent policies have promoted work-based learning as part of the curriculum. Many students in the U.S. already work in part-time jobs, but spending a lot of hours per week in after-school jobs has ... More

    pp. 213-229

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  3. The returns to education in the sub-baccalaureate labor market, 1984–1990

    W. Norton Grubb

    While the sub-baccalaureate labor market is large and growing, there has been relatively little analysis of its effects on employment. This paper adds to our knowledge by analyzing the Survey of... More

    pp. 231-245

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  4. The great work dilemma: Education, employment, and wages in the new global economy

    Martin Carnoy

    Advanced industrial economies in the 1990s face a work crisis in creating wage employment in a changing job market without greatly increased wage inequality. But this crisis is political as well as... More

    pp. 247-254

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  5. Schools and labor market outcomes

    David L. Crawford, Amy W. Johnson & Anita A. Summers

    This paper reports on an econometric analysis of the relationship between individual school characteristics and the earnings of students who enter the labor force directly from high school, using... More

    pp. 255-269

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  6. Health and schooling: Evidence and policy implications for developing countries

    João Batista Gomes-Neto, Eric A. Hanushek, Raimundo Hélio Leite & Roberto Cláudio Frota-Bezzera

    The direct interactions between health status and education have been neglected in both research and policy making. This paper exploits a unique panel data set to investigate the complementarities ... More

    pp. 271-282

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  7. Value-added indicators of school performance: A primer

    Robert H. Meyer

    The indicators commonly used to assess school performance-average and median test scores-are highly flawed. They tend to be contaminated by student mobility and by nonschool factors that contribute... More

    pp. 283-301

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  8. Raising school productivity: An x-efficiency approach

    Henry M. Levin

    Attempts by economists to raise educational productivity have focused traditionally on educational production functions with the hope that their findings will influence educational policy. This... More

    pp. 303-311

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  9. Estimation of a frontier production function for the South Carolina educational process

    Samuel T. Cooper & Elchanan Cohn

    Using data from 541 classes in South Carolina, OLS and frontier production functions are estimated. Results indicate that classes taught by teachers who received merit awards show greater... More

    pp. 313-327

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  10. School finance and school choice in the Netherlands

    Jozef M.M. Ritzen, Jan van Dommelen & Frans J. De Vijlder

    The school system in the Netherlands gives parents wide freedom of choice. Public and private schools are funded on an equal footing by the national administration, and most parents can choose from... More

    pp. 329-335

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  11. Tuition and financial aid in higher education: The case of California

    Frederick Balderston

    Tuition and financial aid affect access to higher education and the budgeting of each type of institution. California's public system has the lowest fees for community college, mid-range for the... More

    pp. 337-343

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