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Economics of Education Review

Volume 26, Number 4

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Number of articles: 10

  1. Education and job match: The relatedness of college major and work

    John Robst

    The match between a worker's education and job has received much attention in the literature. Studies have focused on the match between years of schooling and the schooling required for the job,... More

    pp. 397-407

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  2. Wage effects of an extra year of basic vocational education

    Hessel Oosterbeek & Dinand Webbink

    Until 1975 around half of all graduates from Dutch basic vocational schools finished a 3-years program, the other half finished a 4-years program. In 1975 all 3-years programs were extended to four... More

    pp. 408-419

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  3. Immigrant overeducation: Evidence from recent arrivals to Australia

    Colin Green, Parvinder Kler & Gareth Leeves

    Australian immigration policy, in common with the US and Canada, has increased the emphasis on skill-based selection criteria. A key premise of this policy is that skilled immigrants are more... More

    pp. 420-432

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  4. Quality, tuition, and applications to in-state public colleges

    DeForest McDuff

    This paper investigates the main determinants of applying to in-state public colleges and universities. I use data from over 500,000 SAT and ACT test takers to examine the roles of college quality ... More

    pp. 433-449

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  5. The role of high school performance in explaining women's rising college enrollment

    Donghun Cho

    While male high school graduates were more likely to enroll in college than their female counterparts three decades ago, this pattern reversed by the late 1980s. The gender gap in college... More

    pp. 450-462

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  6. Secondary school extracurricular involvement and academic achievement: a fixed effects approach

    Stephen Lipscomb

    Recent economic research has investigated the extent to which involvement in school-sponsored clubs and sports constitutes human capital investment. Through instrumental variables, the existing... More

    pp. 463-472

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  7. Does performance related pay for teachers improve student performance? Some evidence from India

    Geeta Gandhi Kingdon & Francis Teal

    In this paper data from a school survey in India is used to ask whether there is evidence for the payment of performance related pay and whether such pay structures do impact on student achievement... More

    pp. 473-486

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  8. Educational production and teacher preferences

    Ryan Bosworth & Frank Caliendo

    We develop a simple model of teacher behavior that offers a solution to the “class size puzzle” and is useful for analyzing the potential effects of the No Child Left Behind Act. When teachers must... More

    pp. 487-500

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  9. Parental choice and school quality when peer and scale effects matter

    Terry O’Shaughnessy

    This paper presents a model of school choice with peer effects and scale economies within schools. Parents’ perception of school quality depends on resources and on the characteristics of the... More

    pp. 501-515

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  10. Research note: Athletic graduation rates and Simpson's Paradox

    Victor A. Matheson

    Graduation rates for male athletes overall as well as men's football and basketball players lag behind those of male non-athletes at Division I colleges and universities. Scholarship athletes,... More

    pp. 516-520

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