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Economics of Education Review

Volume 23, Number 6

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Number of articles: 9

  1. The role of test scores in explaining race and gender differences in wages

    McKinley L. Blackburn

    Previous research has suggested that skills reflected in test-score performance on tests such as the Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT) can account for some of the racial differences in average... More

    pp. 555-576

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  2. Determinants of undergraduate GPAs: SAT scores, high-school GPA and high-school rank

    Elchanan Cohn, Sharon Cohn, Donald C. Balch & James Bradley

    The primary purpose of the study is to assess the degree to which SAT scores, high-school GPA (HSGPA) and class rank predict success in college. Data collected from students enrolled in several... More

    pp. 577-586

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  3. Economic development, human capital, and gender earnings differentials in China

    Ying Chu Ng

    Gender earnings differentials in China during the course of development in the post-reform period were examined. The analysis showed that the female–male earnings ratio increased over time in all... More

    pp. 587-603

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  4. But can she cook? Women’s education and housework productivity

    David C. Sharp, Julia A. Heath, William T. Smith & David S. Knowlton

    Previous inquiries into the relationship between education and housework productivity reveal that expectations differ along disciplinary (i.e., economics vs. non-economics) lines and empirical... More

    pp. 605-614

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  5. Gender-based wage differentials in a predominantly female profession: observations from nursing

    Cheryl Bland Jones & Michael Gates

    Despite numerous studies examining nursing wages, very little attention has focused on nursing wage differentials. We build on previous research by modeling nursing wages and examining male–female ... More

    pp. 615-631

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  6. Disentangling the effect of education on emergency department utilization

    Clara E. Dismuke & F.Michael Kunz

    Since Grossman’s seminal paper in 1972, there have been a number of studies concerning the effect of education on health and health care demand. Though several studies have distinguished between... More

    pp. 633-643

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  7. Students’ expectations of the economic returns to college education: results of a controlled experiment

    Anabela Botelho & Lígia Costa Pinto

    We report the results of an experiment designed to elicit students’ subjective beliefs about the economic returns to college education. An important feature of our experimental design is the... More

    pp. 645-653

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  8. A reexamination of the effect of big-time football and basketball success on graduation rates and alumni giving rates

    Irvin B. Tucker

    To determine the impact on the academic mission, the models in this study test whether there is statistical evidence that student graduation rates or alumni giving rates are influenced by pigskin... More

    pp. 655-661

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  9. Blocking student performance in high school?

    Woodrow W. Hughes

    Block schedules have been used in several different high schools in various areas of the United States. Reasons for their use vary from better preparing students for college work to fewer... More

    pp. 663-667

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