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Economics of Education Review

February 2008 Volume 27, Number 1

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Number of articles: 9

  1. Incentives and effort in the public sector: Have US education reforms increased teachers’ work hours?

    Christiana Stoddard & Peter Kuhn

    Beyond some contracted minimum, salaried workers’ hours are largely chosen at the worker's discretion and should respond to the strength of contract incentives. Accordingly, we consider the... More

    pp. 1-13

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  2. Educational attainment and HIV/AIDS prevalence: A cross-country study

    Manisha Lakhanpal & Rati Ram

    Using data for a large cross-country sample, a reasonable model is estimated to judge the effect of adult educational attainment on prevalence of HIV. Three main points are noted. First, there is... More

    pp. 14-21

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  3. How schools and students respond to school improvement programs: The case of Brazil's PDE

    Martin Carnoy, Amber K. Gove, Susanna Loeb, Jeffery H. Marshall & Miguel Socias

    This study uses rich empirical data from Brazil to assess how a government program (PDE) that decentralizes school management decisions changes what goes on in schools and how these changes affect ... More

    pp. 22-38

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  4. Perceived rates of return to higher education: Further evidence from Cyprus

    Maria Eliophotou Menon

    The paper provides new estimates of the perceived rates of return to higher education in Cyprus and compares them to previous estimates for the year 1994 in the same country. Both the elaborate and... More

    pp. 39-47

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  5. Comparing teacher salaries: Insights from the U.S. census

    Lori L. Taylor

    Teachers are more likely to be found in rural communities and low-wage metropolitan areas than are college-educated workers in other occupations. This analysis explores the extent to which the... More

    pp. 48-57

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  6. Strategic responses to school accountability measures: It's all in the timing

    David P. Sims

    The adoption of state accountability testing in the 1990s coincided with the movement of some school start dates from September into August. Using data from Wisconsin, this paper connects these... More

    pp. 58-68

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  7. Teens’ alcohol consumption and schooling

    Francesco Renna

    While research outside economics has found that drinking has a negative effect on cognitive skills, some economists have failed to find any negative relationship between drinking and academic... More

    pp. 69-78

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  8. Field of study choice by community college students in Canada

    Brahim Boudarbat

    Community college education is a key component of Canadian postsecondary education, with 21% of the population aged 25–64 having college credentials. In order to understand educational decisions at... More

    pp. 79-93

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  9. Education and Italian regional development

    Adriana Di Liberto

    In this paper, we study the connection between growth and human capital in a convergence regression for the panel of Italian regions. We include measures of average primary, secondary and tertiary ... More

    pp. 94-107

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