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Economics of Education Review

Volume 17, Number 1

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Number of articles: 9

  1. Daycare quality and regulation: A queuing-theoretic approach

    James G. Mulligan & Saul D. Hoffman

    Establishing national quality standards has become a central issue in the national debate about child care. Advocates of expanded regulation argue in favor of lower child–staff ratios, higher... More

    pp. 1-13

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  2. Measuring educational attainment: The old and the new Census and BLS taxonomies

    Manuelita Ureta & Finis Welch

    After a half century in which education was measured by school years completed, the U.S. Census Bureau has revised the measure of educational attainment focusing more on degree recipiency and... More

    pp. 15-30

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  3. Estimating returns to schooling: when does the career begin?

    Audrey Light

    Because the life cycle is not neatly divided into a period of full-time schooling followed by a period of full-time employment, it is unclear where analysts should “start the clock” on the career... More

    pp. 31-45

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  4. An analysis of student enrollment demand

    James Wetzel, Dennis O'Toole & Steven Peterson

    This paper analyzes the sensitivity of white and black enrollment yields to changes in real net cost at a large (21,000), urban, public university over a six year time period (1988–1993).... More

    pp. 47-54

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  5. Sex matters less for younger faculty: evidence of disaggregate pay disparities from the 1988 and 1993 NCES surveys

    Robert K. Toutkoushian

    This study uses data from the 1988 and 1993 NCES national surveys of faculty to examine what has happened to the earnings of women in higher education. The data show that the aggregate unexplained ... More

    pp. 55-71

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  6. The role of the option value of college attendance in college major choice

    Eric Eide & Geetha Waehrer

    In this paper, the analysis of college major choice is extended to include the option value of college attendance represented by the probability of and rewards from graduate school attendance. The ... More

    pp. 73-82

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  7. Wage gaps Between the public and private sectors in Spain

    Gérard Lassibille

    Based on data from the last household survey conducted by the Instituto Nacional de Estadı́stica in 1990–1991, we estimate separate earnings equations by sector of employment and gender, treating... More

    pp. 83-92

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  8. Economic and cultural impediments to university education in Spain

    Beatriz González López-Valcárcel & Delia Dávila Quintana

    An analysis by logit models shows that access to university education in Spain is significantly affected by family income. An even more determinant factor is the cultural and educational level of... More

    pp. 93-103

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  9. Competition in the retail college textbook market

    John J. Siegfried & Christopher Latta

    The retail prices of 16 different textbooks at 130 on-campus college and university bookstores are not related to the number of sellers, impediments to entry, or retail service cost differences.... More

    pp. 105-115

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