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Economics of Education Review

February 2005 Volume 24, Number 1

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Number of articles: 9

  1. Early childhood behaviours, schooling and labour market outcomes: estimates from a sample of twins

    Anh T. Le, Paul W. Miller, Andrew C. Heath & Nick Martin

    This paper examines the links between childhood conduct disorder problems and schooling and labour market outcomes net of genetic and environmental effects. The results show that individuals who... More

    pp. 1-17

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  2. Does cream-skimming curdle the milk? A study of peer effects

    Angela K. Dills

    The determinants of education quality remain a puzzle in much of the literature. In particular, no one has been able to isolate the effect of the quality of a student's peers on achievement. I... More

    pp. 19-28

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  3. Parenting practices and children’s education outcomes

    Kamhon Kan & Wei-Der Tsai

    This paper analyzes the effects of parenting practices on children’s education. Our empirical analyses are based on household data from Taiwan. More specifically, we investigate the influence of... More

    pp. 29-43

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  4. Do modern forms of human capital matter in primitive economies? Comparative evidence from Bolivia

    Ricardo Godoy, Dean S. Karlan, Shanti Rabindran & Tomás Huanca

    We examine the correlation between modern human capital and income among adult men in four foraging-horticultural societies of Bolivia. Despite their remote location, we find results similar to... More

    pp. 45-53

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  5. Faculty productivity in supervising doctoral students’ dissertations at Cornell University

    Peter M. Crosta & Iris G. Packman

    Most research on faculty productivity focuses on the research ability of faculty members. This paper provides a new means of looking at faculty productivity by analyzing a second responsibility of ... More

    pp. 55-65

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  6. Graduates’ personality characteristics and labor market entry an empirical study among dutch economics graduates

    Judith Semeijn, Christophe Boone, Rolf van der Velden & Arjen van Witteloostuijn

    In this study, we explore the value of personality characteristics in explaining success in labor market entry with a sample of graduates in economics from Maastricht University (the Netherlands). ... More

    pp. 67-83

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  7. Does one size fit all? University differences in the influence of wages, financial aid, and integration on student retention

    Joe Kerkvliet & Clifford Nowell

    We develop and empirically implement a model of university student retention using opportunity cost, financial aid, academic and social integration, and students’ background explanatory variables. ... More

    pp. 85-95

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  8. From kickoff to commencement: the positive role of intercollegiate athletics in higher education

    Franklin G. Mixon & Len J. Treviño

    This study examines the relationship between a university's football heritage and its freshman retention and graduation rates. Our findings of a positive and significant relationship between a... More

    pp. 97-102

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  9. The real university cost in a “free” higher education country

    George Psacharopoulos & George Papakonstantinou

    Using a sample of over 3000 first year university entrants in Greece, we investigate the time and expense incurred in preparation for the highly competitive higher education entry examinations, as ... More

    pp. 103-108

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