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Economics of Education Review

2003 Volume 22, Number 2

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Number of articles: 10

  1. Alumni giving to elite private colleges and universities

    C.T. Clotfelter

    This paper examines patterns of alumni giving, using data on two cohorts of former students from a sample of private colleges and universities. Higher levels of contributions are associated with... More

    pp. 109-120

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  2. Patterns of giving to one’s alma mater among young graduates from selective institutions

    James Monks

    Despite the importance of alumni generated revenue, the general characteristics and motivation of individuals who are more likely to give to their alma mater are not well known outside of analyses ... More

    pp. 121-130

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  3. Peer effects on student achievement: evidence from Chile

    Patrick J. McEwan

    This paper reports estimates of peer effects on student achievement, using a 1997 census of eighth-grade achievement in Chile. The data allow detailed measures of peer characteristics to be... More

    pp. 131-141

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  4. Education and earnings: a multilevel analysis: A case study of the manufacturing sector in Iran

    A. Naderi & J. Mace

    Multilevel methodologists argue that in a hierarchical structure the classical OLS estimates are not reliable for hypothesis testing. Using data from the manufacturing sector of Iran, this paper... More

    pp. 143-156

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  5. Fast track or failure: a study of the graduation and dropout rates of Ph D students in economics

    J.C. van Ours & G. Ridder

    We analyze the production process of Ph Ds in economics in The Netherlands. Our empirical results are consistent with the incentives that the actors in this process face. Universities succeed in... More

    pp. 157-166

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  6. The effects of parents’ psychiatric disorders on children’s high school dropout

    F. Farahati, D.E. Marcotte & V. Wilcox-Gök

    Mental illness is known to impose substantial direct costs on the ill. In this paper, we examine an indirect cost of mental illness. We investigate the effect of parents’ mental illnesses on the... More

    pp. 167-178

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  7. Earning differences by major field of study: evidence from three cohorts of recent Canadian graduates

    Ross Finnie & Marc Frenette

    This paper reports the results of an empirical analysis of earnings differences by major field of study for three cohorts of recent Canadian Bachelor’s level university (‘college’) graduates.... More

    pp. 179-192

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  8. School district size and student performance

    Donna Driscoll, Dennis Halcoussis & Shirley Svorny

    This paper examines the impact of district size on student academic performance using 1999 school level data provided by the California Department of Education. A production function is estimated, ... More

    pp. 193-201

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  9. The education and wages of immigrant children: the impact of age at arrival

    Arturo Gonzalez

    Foreign-born children can attend American schools, but various immigration-related factors, such as language, and social acculturation, affect educational attainment. Age at arrival proxies for... More

    pp. 203-212

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  10. Education, technical progress, and economic growth: the case of Taiwan

    T.-C. Lin

    This paper investigates the effect of education and the role of technical progress on economic growth in Taiwan over the 1965–2000 period. A structural earnings function and indicator for average... More

    pp. 213-220

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