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Economics of Education Review

Volume 21, Number 3

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Number of articles: 8

  1. Estimating the return to investments in education: how useful is the standard Mincer equation?

    Anders Björklund & Christian Kjellström

    We examine how well the schooling coefficient in standard Mincer equations, estimated on Swedish data for 1968, 1981 and 1991, approximates the marginal internal rate of return to education. We... More

    pp. 195-210

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  2. Model uncertainty and race and gender heterogeneity in the college entry decision

    Justin L. Tobias

    This paper uses a flexible modeling strategy to examine the roles of measured ability, family characteristics and proxies for secondary schooling quality as determinants of the decision to enter... More

    pp. 211-219

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  3. Educational mismatch and wages: a panel analysis

    Thomas K. Bauer

    This paper contributes to the literature considering the wage effects of educational mismatch. It uses a large German panel data set for the period 1984–1998 and stresses the importance of... More

    pp. 221-229

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  4. Schooling, basic skills and economic outcomes

    Mamoru Ishikawa & Daniel Ryan

    This paper uses data from the National Adult Literacy Survey to examine the relationship between schooling and earnings. Basic skills are partitioned between those acquired through schooling and... More

    pp. 231-243

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  5. Revisiting economies of size in American education: are we any closer to a consensus?

    Matthew Andrews, William Duncombe & John Yinger

    Consolidation remains a common policy recommendation of state governments looking to improve efficiency, especially in rural school districts. However, state policies encouraging consolidation have... More

    pp. 245-262

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  6. The effects of overeducation on productivity in Germany — the firms' viewpoint

    Felix Büchel

    Several firm-related aspects of employee productivity are analyzed using GSOEP data. The basic premise is that, as a consequence of frustration, overeducated employees are less productive than... More

    pp. 263-275

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  7. The demand for higher education: Pennsylvania's nonresident tuition experience

    Abbas Noorbakhsh & David Culp

    From 1991 to 1993 nonresident tuition in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education increased an average of 19.6% per year. This policy was used to shield state taxpayers from the burden of ... More

    pp. 277-286

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  8. The underdetermination of instructor performance by data from the student evaluation of teaching

    Robert Sproule

    This paper presents two related arguments. The first is that all models of instructor performance are underdetermined by the student evaluation of teaching data. The second is the obverse of the... More

    pp. 287-294

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