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Economics of Education Review

Volume 19, Number 1

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Number of articles: 9

  1. The effects of ability grouping on student achievement and resource allocation in secondary schools

    Julian R. Betts & Jamie L. Shkolnik

    A school policy of grouping students by ability has little effect on average math achievement growth. Unlike earlier research, this paper also finds little or no differential effects of grouping... More

    pp. 1-15

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  2. How should we measure the effect of ability grouping on student performance?

    D.I Rees, D.J Brewer & L.M Argys

    In this volume, Betts and Shkolnik [Betts, J. R., & Shkolnik, J. L. (1999) The effects of ability grouping on student math achievement and resource allocation in secondary schools. "Economics of... More

    pp. 17-20

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  3. Key difficulties in identifying the effects of ability grouping on student achievement

    Julian R Betts & Jamie L Shkolnik

    The paper presents empirical evidence that earlier research may have overstated the impact of ability grouping and tracking on inequality in student achievement. We list six key difficulties facing... More

    pp. 21-26

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  4. The ineffectiveness of school inputs: a product of misspecification?

    James Dewey, Thomas A. Husted & Lawrence W. Kenny

    Two-thirds of education production function studies relating learning to school and parental inputs also include parental income. This confounds demand and production functions, since in demand... More

    pp. 27-45

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  5. Does the return to university quality differ for transfer students and direct attendees?

    Michael J. Hilmer

    This paper examines the return to university quality for a sample of students drawn from the High School and Beyond survey. This analysis extends previous work by: (1) controlling for the fact that... More

    pp. 47-61

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  6. Schooling of girls and boys in a West African country: the effects of parental education, income, and household structure

    Peter Glick & David E. Sahn

    In this paper we investigate gender differences in the determinants of several schooling indicators—grade attainment, current enrollment, and withdrawal from school—in a poor urban environment in... More

    pp. 63-87

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  7. Spending, school structure, and public education quality. Evidence from California

    Michael L Marlow

    This paper examines school structure, spending, and performance relationships in California and finds considerable support for the public exchange model that predicts that greater competition... More

    pp. 89-106

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  8. Nonoptimal use of nontraditional education

    Marshall J Horton

    Many universities are implementing nontraditional programs for working adults using adjunct, nontraditional faculty as temporary workers. This practice is defended as economically necessary.... More

    pp. 107-111

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  9. Family background and returns to schooling in Taiwan

    Jin-Tan Liu, James K. Hammitt & Chyongchiou Jeng Lin

    Estimated returns to schooling in Taiwan are sensitive to the inclusion of family background variables in the wage function. The effects of family background on worker's wage are significant in the... More

    pp. 113-125

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