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Economics of Education Review

2002 Volume 21, Number 6

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Number of articles: 9

  1. Education and poverty in rural China

    Philip H. Brown & Albert Park

    We analyze household and school survey data from poor counties in six Chinese provinces to examine the effects of poverty, intra-household decision-making, and school quality on educational... More

    pp. 523-541

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  2. How do young people choose college majors?

    Claude Montmarquette, Kathy Cannings & Sophie Mahseredjian

    Previous studies on the determinants of the choice of college major have assumed a constant probability of success across majors or a constant earnings stream across majors. Our model disregards... More

    pp. 543-556

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  3. Determinants of salary growth in Shenzhen, China: an analysis of formal education, on-the-job training, and adult education with a three-level model

    Jin Xiao

    Using 1996 surveyed data of 1023 employees in Shenzhen, China, this study estimated the effects of three forms of human capital on employee salary, namely formal education, on-the-job training... More

    pp. 557-577

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  4. The effects of school quality on income

    Kathryn Wilson

    This paper uses a unique data set created by merging the Panel Study of Income Dynamics with school data from the Common Core of Data to examine the relationship between school expenditures and... More

    pp. 579-588

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  5. Where the boys aren't: non-cognitive skills, returns to school and the gender gap in higher education

    Brian A. Jacob

    Nearly 60 percent of college students today are women. Using longitudinal data on a nationally representative cohort of eighth grade students in 1988, I examine two potential explanations for the... More

    pp. 589-598

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  6. The effect of block scheduling high school mathematics courses on student achievement and teachers' use of time: implications for educational productivity

    Jennifer King Rice, Robert G Croninger & Christopher F Roellke

    Block scheduling involves the reallocation of instructional time into longer class sessions to encourage more active teaching strategies, reduce fragmentation inherent in single-period schedules,... More

    pp. 599-607

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  7. Changes in returns to education in India, 1983–94: by gender, age-cohort and location

    P. Duraisamy

    There is hardly any estimate of the monetary returns to schooling in the labor market in India based on national level representative data for the recent period. This paper provides estimates of... More

    pp. 609-622

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  8. Free-education in Sri Lanka. Does it eliminate the family effect?

    Athula Ranasinghe & Joop Hartog

    Using the human capital theory we modelled and estimated the school enrolment and the length of schooling decisions of "Sri Lankans". Our results show a very clear positive association between... More

    pp. 623-633

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  9. Absolute risk aversion and the returns to education

    Giorgio Brunello

    Individual absolute risk aversion is measured in a sample of 1583 male house-hold heads, using the data drawn from the 1995 wave of the Survey on the Income and Wealth of Italian households. This... More

    pp. 635-640

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