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Economics of Education Review

Volume 17, Number 2

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Number of articles: 12

  1. Benefit–Cost analysis of foreign student flows from developing countries: The case of postgraduate education

    Christopher Heaton & David Throsby

    This paper demonstrates the formulation and computation of major items of benefit and cost that might be included in an evaluation of social rates of return to foreign study, and considers the... More

    pp. 117-126

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  2. An empirical investigation of teacher attrition

    Todd R. Stinebrickner

    Using data from a national longitudinal survey, current duration analysis techniques are used to examine the first spell in teaching for a sample of certified elementary and secondary school... More

    pp. 127-136

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  3. The 1995 ratings of doctoral programs: A hedonic model

    Ronald G. Ehrenberg & Peter J. Hurst

    We describe how one can use multivariate regression models and data collected by the National Research Council as part of its recent ranking of doctoral programs (Research-Doctorate Programs in the... More

    pp. 137-148

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  4. The effect of university host community size on state growth

    Richard P Phelps

    This study examines the effect of university host community size on state growth. It is argued that if some positive spillovers from universities are localized, needing a host community for capture... More

    pp. 149-158

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  5. Education and growth in East Asia

    Walter W. McMahon

    In the new endogenous growth and augmented Solow models, human capita is central to the growth process. Its role in the diffusion of knowledge and technology offsets the diminishing returns to... More

    pp. 159-172

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  6. Changing returns to education in Spain during the 1980s

    Luis-Eduardo Vila & José-Ginés Mora

    We present evidence on returns to education for Spanish employees during the 1980s, a period of remarkable structural transformations. The results show a declining payoff to education between 1981 ... More

    pp. 173-178

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  7. Gender, race and Ph.D. completion in natural science and engineering

    Joe G Baker

    This article examines the issue of female and minority progression to the science and engineering Ph.D. The research indicates that once one controls for “ability” (as measured by GRE scores, grade... More

    pp. 179-188

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  8. On the weak vs strong version of the screening hypothesis: a re-examination of the P-test for the U.K

    G.Reza Arabsheibani & Hedley Rees

    In this paper we propose that the previous studies on the P-test may suffer from selectivity bias by not correcting for the endogeneity of sector of employment. Our results show that, after this... More

    pp. 189-192

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  9. Why are women underrepresented in public school administration? An empirical test of promotion discrimination

    Lois Joy

    In this paper, promotions into school administration are considered as the joint occurrence of two sequential events, teacher preference for promotion and school board selection of administrators. ... More

    pp. 193-204

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  10. School characteristics and the demand for college

    Trisha Bezmen & Craig A. Depken, II

    We estimate the demand for 772 U.S. colleges in 1994 by relating new applications to easily confirmable characteristics of the schools in the sample. Pooling all colleges, we find that demand is... More

    pp. 205-210

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  11. The Demand for Higher Education in Belgium

    I. Duchesne & W. Nonneman

    This paper investigates the determinants behind the spectacular growth in higher education enrollments in Belgium since 1953. The Belgian education system offers an interesting case as enrollments ... More

    pp. 211-218

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  12. Racial, ethnic, and gender differences in postsecondary financial aid awards

    Milla D. Boschung, Deanna L. Sharpe & Mohamed Abdel-Ghany

    This article presents a decomposition technique for a Tobit regression model with a lower bound. It shows that Tobit coefficients can be decomposed into two effects: (1) the effect of the... More

    pp. 219-222

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