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Economics of Education Review

Volume 20, Number 4

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Number of articles: 7

  1. Do different dimensions of male high school students' skills predict labor market success a decade later? Evidence from the NLSY

    Richard J Murnane, John B Willett, M.Jay Braatz & Yves Duhaldeborde

    This paper uses data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth to examine whether measures of the skills of male teenagers predict their wages at ages 27 and 28. Three types of skills are... More

    pp. 311-320

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  2. Household schooling behaviors and decentralization

    Jere R Behrman & Elizabeth M King

    Educational policies and household behaviors interact to determine educational outcomes. Much educational literature, including that on decentralization, focuses almost exclusively on school... More

    pp. 321-341

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  3. Intergenerational conflict reconsidered: county demographic structure and the demand for public education

    Helen F. Ladd & Sheila E. Murray

    The observation that the elderly may be less willing to support K-12 education than other voters raises the specter of decreasing support for schools as the US population ages. In this article, we ... More

    pp. 343-357

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  4. Gender, poverty, family structure, and investments in children's education in Kinshasa, Congo

    David Shapiro & B Oleko Tambashe

    This paper examines school enrollment and educational attainment in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo and second-largest city in sub-Saharan Africa. We focus on the impact of... More

    pp. 359-375

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  5. Student performance, attrition, and class size given missing student data

    William E. Becker & John R. Powers

    Class size is of particular interest to education researchers and administrators because it is one of the few variables that administrators can change from term to term. In studies of class size,... More

    pp. 377-388

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  6. Public for private: the relationship between public and private school enrollment in the Philippines

    Emmanuel Jimenez & Yasuyuki Sawada

    To overcome market failures due to externalities or lack of an effective credit market, countries often try to improve access to education by providing more public school places. However, if there ... More

    pp. 389-399

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  7. The effects of local employment opportunities on youths' work and schooling

    David C. Ribar

    This study uses individual-level data from the Sample Edited Detail File of the 1990 Decennial Census of the United States to estimate multinomial logit models of young men's and women's enrollment... More

    pp. 401-413

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