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Economics of Education Review

Volume 16, Number 4

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Number of articles: 10

  1. A utility model for teaching load decisions in academic departments

    William F. Massy & Robert Zemsky

    The authors model the class size and teaching load decisions of academic departments in terms of a departmental utility function. Utility is postulated to be asymmetric around class size and... More

    pp. 349-365

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  2. Norms as a tool of analysis in the economics of education: A contribution of Massy and Zemsky

    Wenli Li & Stephen A. Hoenack

    This paper suggests how Massy and Zemsky's concept of decision-making norms has promise as a tool to support the modeling of economic choices within educational organizations. This concept's... More

    pp. 367-370

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  3. The changing structure of teacher compensation, 1970–1994

    Hamilton Lankford & James Wyckoff

    This paper considers how the structures of teacher salaries in public school districts have changed over the last quarter century and whether salary increases have been allocated so as to achieve... More

    pp. 371-384

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  4. Class size and achievement in introductory economics: Evidence from the TUCE III data

    Peter E. Kennedy & John J. Siegfried

    Does class size affect achievement in introductory economics? This paper addresses this question using a national economic education data base (TUCE III), consolidating these data so that each... More

    pp. 385-394

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  5. Private education in a poor country: The case of urban Bolivia

    George Psacharopoulos, Carlos R. Arieira & Robert Mattson

    Investment in education is critical for economic growth and poverty alleviation. Such investment is typically being financed by the state. Yet in many countries families contribute privately to the... More

    pp. 395-406

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  6. Attendance, schooling quality, and the demand for education of Mexican Americans, African Americans, and non-Hispanic whites

    Marie T. Mora

    This study examines the influence of the opportunity costs of school attendance, educational quality attributes, and household socioeconomic status on the educational demand of Mexican Americans,... More

    pp. 407-418

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  7. The impact of college timing on earnings

    James Monks

    Adult students, those 25-yrs-old and over, currently constitute 43% of all college students. This paper investigates the importance of the timing of schooling in determining earnings. It is... More

    pp. 419-423

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  8. Perceived rates of return to higher education in Cyprus

    Maria Eliophotou Menon

    The paper estimates perceived rates of return to higher education in Cyprus and uses them in logistic regression analysis in order to study the effect of economic considerations on the decision of ... More

    pp. 425-430

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  9. Measuring the impact of competition in local government education markets on the cognitive achievement of students

    Blair R. Zanzig

    In this paper, the role of interjurisdictional competition among school districts is examined. Using 1970 California school district data and controlling for a variety of education inputs,... More

    pp. 431-441

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  10. The returns to education in Slovenia

    Tine Stanovnik

    This article provides estimates of the returns to education in Slovenia. A Mincerian earnings function was estimated on three data sets, i.e. the 1978, 1983 and 1993 Household Expenditure Survey,... More

    pp. 443-449

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