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Economics of Education Review

Volume 27, Number 2

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Number of articles: 11

  1. Program design and student outcomes in graduate education

    Jeffrey A. Groen, George H. Jakubson, Ronald G. Ehrenberg, Scott Condie & Albert Y. Liu

    Doctoral programs in the humanities and related social sciences are characterized by high attrition and long times to degree. In 1991 the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation launched the Graduate Education... More

    pp. 111-124

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  2. The effects of over-education on earnings in the graduate labour market

    Peter J. Dolton & Mary A. Silles

    This paper uses a new survey of graduates from one large civil university in the UK to examine the determinants of over-education and its subsequent impact on labour market earnings. Multiple... More

    pp. 125-139

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  3. School attendance and district and school size

    John T. Jones, Eugenia F. Toma & Ron W. Zimmer

    The size of schools and districts in which they are located has become a salient policy issue in recent years. While consolidation of school districts and expanding high school size were in vogue... More

    pp. 140-148

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  4. Estimating returns to education using different natural experiment techniques

    Andrew Leigh & Chris Ryan

    How much do returns to education differ across different natural experiment methods? To test this, we estimate the rate of return to schooling in Australia using two different instruments for... More

    pp. 149-160

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  5. In sickness and in health—Till education do us part: Education effects on hospitalization

    Jacob Nielsen Arendt

    This study provides the first estimates of the causal impact of education on hospitalization. It improves upon existing studies on health and education by using a larger data set and more efficient... More

    pp. 161-172

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  6. What makes a leader? Relative age and high school leadership

    Elizabeth Dhuey & Stephen Lipscomb

    Economists have identified a substantial adult wage premium attached to high school leadership activity. Unresolved is the extent to which it constitutes human capital acquisition or proxies for an... More

    pp. 173-183

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  7. The causal effect of graduating from a top university on promotion: Evidence from the University of Tokyo's 1969 admission freeze

    Daiji Kawaguchi & Wenjie Ma

    The strong correlation between having graduated from a selective college and success in the labor market has been robustly observed in many countries. There are two major explanations for this... More

    pp. 184-196

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  8. Who goes to graduate/professional school? The importance of economic fluctuations, undergraduate field, and ability

    Kelly Bedard & Douglas A. Herman

    This study examines the impact of fluctuations in entry-level labor market conditions on the graduate school enrollment decisions of newly minted undergraduate degree holders. Using repeated cross-... More

    pp. 197-210

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  9. Gains in standardized test scores: Evidence of diminishing returns to achievement

    Donna Driscoll, Dennis Halcoussis & Shirley Svorny

    In many states, standardized tests are used to hold schools accountable for student academic achievement. To motivate improvement in test scores, financial awards are given to teachers and... More

    pp. 211-220

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  10. The effects of class size on student grades at a public university

    Edward C. Kokkelenberg, Michael Dillon & Sean M. Christy

    We model how class size affects the grade higher education students earn and we test the model using an ordinal logit with and without fixed effects on over 760,000 undergraduate observations from ... More

    pp. 221-233

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  11. Benefits of bilingualism: Evidence from Mormon missionaries

    Devin G. Pope

    Several studies have argued that learning a foreign language has the potential to increase the general cognitive ability and test scores of students. In this analysis, the Mormon missionary program... More

    pp. 234-242

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