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Economics of Education Review

Volume 23, Number 3

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Number of articles: 8

  1. Siblings and gender differences in African-American college attendance

    Linda Datcher Loury

    Differences in college enrollment growth rates for African-American men and women have resulted in a large gender gap in college attendance. This paper shows that, controlling for spurious... More

    pp. 213-219

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  2. Basic skills and the earnings of dropouts

    John H. Tyler

    This paper tests the extent to which the accumulation of basic cognitive skills, as measured by a post-schooling math test, matter for young dropouts entering today’s labor market. Based on a... More

    pp. 221-235

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  3. Can effective teacher behavior be identified?

    Hans Bonesrønning

    The present paper departs from the hypothesis that successful teachers are characterized by being able to manipulate student effort. Grading is identified as a potential teachers’ tool, and its... More

    pp. 237-247

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  4. The effects of local colleges on the quality of college attended

    Chau Do

    This paper measures the effects of living near a “high quality” college on the college attended. If local colleges provide information about postsecondary education or role models for youth, they... More

    pp. 249-257

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  5. Do charter schools skim students or drain resources?

    Thomas S. Dee & Helen Fu

    Two critical concerns with the rapid and ongoing expansion of charter schools are that they will segregate students and reduce the per-pupil resources available to conventional public schools. The ... More

    pp. 259-271

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  6. Changing returns to education in times of prosperity and crisis, Thailand 1985–1998

    Joshua D. Hawley

    Using data from Thailand’s National Labor Force Surveys, this paper describes changes in the distribution of educational attainment among young men and women, and assesses changes in the returns to... More

    pp. 273-286

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  7. The scholastic progress of students with entrepreneurial parents

    Alberto Dávila & Marie T. Mora

    Employing the 1988–1994 surveys from the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988, we find that non- Hispanic white students with self-employed parents in managerial occupations scholastically... More

    pp. 287-299

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  8. The inequality implications of highly selective promotion practices

    Cem Mete

    Faced with the evident impossibility of providing free or significantly subsidized secondary and higher education to all, many poor and middle income countries choose to educate only those students... More

    pp. 301-314

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