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Economics of Education Review

Volume 26, Number 5

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Number of articles: 9

  1. Overeducation in the graduate labour market: A quantile regression approach

    Séamus McGuinness & Jessica Bennett

    This paper exploits the homogeneity of data from a cohort of Northern Ireland graduates to explore the extent to which both the incidence and impacts of overeducation are specific to individuals of... More

    pp. 521-531

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  2. From districts to schools: The distribution of resources across schools in big city school districts

    Ross Rubenstein, Amy Ellen Schwartz, Leanna Stiefel & Hella Bel Hadj Amor

    While the distribution of resources across school districts is well studied, relatively little attention has been paid to how resources are allocated to individual schools inside those districts.... More

    pp. 532-545

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  3. The economic impact of colleges and universities

    John J. Siegfried, Allen R. Sanderson & Peter McHenry

    This essay describes methodological approaches and pitfalls common to studies of the economic impact of colleges and universities. Such studies often claim local benefits that imply annualized... More

    pp. 546-558

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  4. Evidence on the returns to secondary vocational education

    Jonathan Meer

    Vocational education in high schools has frequently been stigmatized as an anachronistic, dead-end path for students. We use data from the National Education Longitudinal Survey of 1988 to examine ... More

    pp. 559-573

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  5. Minimum wage effects on educational enrollments in New Zealand

    Gail A. Pacheco & Amy A. Cruickshank

    This paper empirically examines the impact of minimum wages on educational enrollments in New Zealand. A significant reform to the youth minimum wage since 2000 has resulted in some age groups... More

    pp. 574-587

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  6. Positive outcomes from poor starts: Predictors of dropping back in

    Laura E. Hill & Christopher Jepsen

    A vast body of research finds an association between missteps taken during the teen years (such as motherhood or dropping out of high school) and poor economic and educational outcomes. However,... More

    pp. 588-603

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  7. The influence of childhood maltreatment on adolescents’ academic performance

    Eric P. Slade & Lawrence S. Wissow

    Evidence that childhood maltreatment is associated with emotional and behavioral problems throughout childhood suggests that maltreatment could lead to impaired academic performance in middle and... More

    pp. 604-614

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  8. Do school teacher parents make a difference?

    Isaac McFarlin

    Two national probability samples are used to uncover whether children benefit from having school teacher parents. The inquiry is motivated by frequent commentaries by teachers that substandard... More

    pp. 615-628

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  9. Schooling and test scores: A mother-natural experiment

    Dave E. Marcotte

    In the economics of education, no task has been more important or more difficult than identifying the relationship between school inputs and student performance. The literature on this topic has... More

    pp. 629-640

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