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Economics of Education Review

June 2008 Volume 27, Number 3

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Number of articles: 11

  1. Performance pay for teachers: Determinants and consequences

    Clive R. Belfield & John S. Heywood

    Theory and evidence on performance-related pay for teaching remain inconclusive. Teachers will respond to rewards, but an appropriate reward structure may not be devised because education is a... More

    pp. 243-252

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  2. Where class size really matters: Class size and student ratings of instructor effectiveness

    Kelly Bedard & Peter Kuhn

    We examine the impact of class size on student evaluations of instructor performance using data on all economics classes offered at the University of California, Santa Barbara from Fall 1997 to... More

    pp. 253-265

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  3. Three measures of returns to education: An illustration for the case of Spain

    María Arrazola & José de Hevia

    In this article, in a context of wage equations with sample selection, we propose a novel interpretation of the partial effects linked to education as additional measures of returns to education... More

    pp. 266-275

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  4. Effects of decentralization on school resources

    Åsa Ahlin & Eva Mörk

    Sweden has undertaken major national reforms of its school sector, which, consequently, has been classified as one of the most decentralized ones in the OECD. This paper investigates whether local ... More

    pp. 276-284

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  5. Efficiency, technology and productivity change in Australian universities, 1998–2003

    Andrew C. Worthington & Boon L. Lee

    In this study, productivity growth in 35 Australian universities is investigated using non-parametric frontier techniques over the period 1998–2003. The five inputs included in the analysis are... More

    pp. 285-298

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  6. The role of education in health system performance

    Michel Grignon

    I investigate the role of education on health, using country-level data and the production frontier framework suggested by the World Health Organization (WHO) to assess performances of health care ... More

    pp. 299-307

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  7. Unequal education, poverty and low growth—A theoretical framework for rural education of China

    Fangwei Wu, Deyuan Zhang & Jinghua Zhang

    This paper constructs an intertemporal substitution educational model based on endogenous growth theory and examines the rural education, farmer income and rural economic growth problems in China. ... More

    pp. 308-318

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  8. A multinomial logit model of college stopout and dropout behavior

    Leslie S. Stratton, Dennis M. O’Toole & James N. Wetzel

    Studies of college attrition typically assume that all attrition is permanent. We use data from the 1990/94 Beginning Postsecondary Survey to distinguish between long-term dropout and short-term... More

    pp. 319-331

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  9. Education, educational mismatch, and wage inequality: Evidence for Spain

    Santiago Budría & Ana I. Moro-Egido

    In this paper, we explore the connection between education and wage inequality in Spain for the period 1994–2001. Drawing on quantile regression, we describe the conditional wage distribution of... More

    pp. 332-341

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  10. Language, high school leadership and the postsecondary outcomes of Hispanic students

    Fernando A. Lozano

    This paper asks whether high school leadership activities play an important role in explaining the Hispanic college-completion gap. The analysis in this paper considers the role that English... More

    pp. 342-353

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  11. Birth order and participation in school sports and other extracurricular activities

    Daniel I. Rees, Elizabeth Lopez, Susan L. Averett & Laura M. Argys

    Argys, L.M., Rees, D.I., Averett S.L., & Witoonchart, B. (2006). Birth order and risky adolescent behavior. "Economic Inquiry", 44(2), 215–233 demonstrated that a strong link exists between birth... More

    pp. 354-362

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