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Economics of Education Review

Volume 27, Number 6

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Number of articles: 10

  1. What does certification tell us about teacher effectiveness? Evidence from New York City

    Thomas J. Kane, Jonah E. Rockoff & Douglas O. Staiger

    We use six years of panel data on students and teachers to evaluate the effectiveness of recently hired teachers in the New York City public schools. On average, the initial certification status of... More

    pp. 615-631

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  2. Community college student success: What institutional characteristics make a difference?

    Juan Carlos Calcagno, Thomas Bailey, Davis Jenkins, Gregory Kienzl & Timothy Leinbach

    Most of the models developed to examine student persistence and attainment in postsecondary education largely fail to account for the influence of institutional factors, particularly when... More

    pp. 632-645

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  3. Course scheduling and academic performance

    Angela K. Dills & Rey Hernández-Julián

    This paper examines the relationship between course scheduling and student achievement, controlling for student and course characteristics. The literature in psychology recognizes that performance ... More

    pp. 646-654

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  4. An estimation of technical efficiency for Florida public elementary schools

    Stephen J. Conroy & Nestor M. Arguea

    We use a frontier production function estimation technique to analyze whether elementary schools in Florida are operating at an efficient level and to explain any inefficiencies. A motivation for... More

    pp. 655-663

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  5. The role of mathematical and verbal skills on the returns to graduate and professional education

    Moohoun Song, Peter F. Orazem & Darin Wohlgemuth

    Students in majors with higher average quantitative graduate records exam (GRE) scores are less likely to attend graduate school whereas students in majors with higher average verbal GRE scores are... More

    pp. 664-675

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  6. The role of grade sensitivity in explaining the gender imbalance in undergraduate economics

    Kevin Rask & Jill Tiefenthaler

    There is a gender imbalance in undergraduate economics departments with most departments educating a strong majority of young men. This imbalance has led many economists to ponder the question of... More

    pp. 676-687

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  7. School cost functions: A meta-regression analysis

    Andrew D. Colegrave & Margaret J. Giles

    The education cost literature includes econometric studies attempting to determine economies of scale, or estimate an optimal school or district size. Not only do their results differ, but the... More

    pp. 688-696

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  8. Mixing versus sorting in schooling: Evidence from the equalization policy in South Korea

    Taejong Kim, Ju-Ho Lee & Young Lee

    This paper employs the difference-in-differences empirical strategy and quantile regressions to analyze the effects of sorting and mixing on the academic performance of high school students in... More

    pp. 697-711

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  9. Do reductions in class size “crowd out” parental investment in education?

    Ashlesha Datar & Bryce Mason

    We use panel data from the kindergarten and 1st grade waves of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study—Kindergarten Class to investigate whether increases in schooling inputs in the form of smaller ... More

    pp. 712-723

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  10. Returns to education in the economic transition: A systematic assessment using comparable data

    Luca Flabbi, Stefano Paternostro & Erwin R. Tiongson

    This paper studies a sample of economies in transition to verify the assertion that returns to schooling increase as an economy transitions to a market environment. This claim has been difficult to... More

    pp. 724-740

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