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Economics of Education Review

Volume 28, Number 2

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Number of articles: 13

  1. The international transferability of immigrants’ human capital

    Barry R. Chiswick & Paul W. Miller

    This paper uses the approach in the under/over education literature to analyze the extent of matching of educational level to occupational attainment among adult native born and foreign born men in... More

    pp. 162-169

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  2. An empirical analysis of borrowing behaviour of higher education students in the Netherlands

    Hessel Oosterbeek & Anja van den Broek

    Many higher education students combine their study with a job on the side instead of taking up a loan. This paper examines the factors underlying this apparently myopic behaviour. We find that... More

    pp. 170-177

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  3. Cognitive skills among children in Senegal: Disentangling the roles of schooling and family background

    Peter Glick & David E. Sahn

    We use unique data to estimate the determinants of cognitive ability among 14–17-year olds in Senegal. Unlike standard school-based samples, tests were administered to current students as well as... More

    pp. 178-188

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  4. Differences in the distribution of high school achievement: The role of class-size and time-in-term

    Miles Corak & Darren Lauzon

    This paper adopts the technique of [DiNardo, Fortin and Lemieux (1996). Labour market institutions and the distribution of wages 1973–1992: A semiparametric approach. Econometrica, 64(5), 1001–1044... More

    pp. 189-198

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  5. The effect of community college enrollment on bachelor's degree completion

    William R. Doyle

    Rouse [Rouse, C. E. (1995). Democratization or diversion—the effect of community-colleges on educational-attainment. Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, 13(2), 217–224] finds that... More

    pp. 199-206

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  6. School quality and learning gains in rural Guatemala

    Jeffery H. Marshall

    I use unusually detailed data on schools, teachers and classrooms to explain student achievement growth in rural Guatemala. Several variables that have received little attention in previous studies... More

    pp. 207-216

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  7. Aggregate unemployment decreases individual returns to education

    Andreas Ammermueller, Anja Kuckulenz & Thomas Zwick

    Aggregate unemployment may affect individual returns to education through qualification-specific responses in participation and wage bargaining. This paper shows that an increase in regional... More

    pp. 217-226

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  8. Effects of school choice on the margin: The cream is already skimmed

    Patrick Walsh

    Critics of school choice argue that cream-skimming will worsen outcomes for those left behind in public schools. Since “high ability” families may have already sorted themselves out of the schools ... More

    pp. 227-236

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  9. University decision making and prestige: An empirical study

    Philippe Cyrenne & Hugh Grant

    In this paper, we examine the factors that influence the reputation or prestige of universities. We first develop a model of university behaviour which indicates how the decisions made by... More

    pp. 237-248

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  10. Social trust and the growth of schooling

    Christian Bjørnskov

    The paper develops a simple model to examine how social trust might affect the growth of schooling through lowering transaction costs associated with employing educated individuals. In a sample of ... More

    pp. 249-257

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  11. Congratulations or condolences? The role of human capital in the cultivation of a university administrator

    John McDowell, Larry D. Singell & Mark Stater

    Administrative skill is essential to organizational effectiveness. Yet, few studies examine how human capital investments over a career affect selection into administration. We use panel data for... More

    pp. 258-267

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  12. School-year employment and academic performance of young adolescents

    Joseph J. Sabia

    Using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, this study examines the relationship between school-year employment and academic performance of young adolescents under age 16.... More

    pp. 268-276

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  13. Monetary returns to academic ability in the public teacher labor market

    Daniel Player

    Previous research has established the returns to academic ability in the general labor market, and this paper investigates such returns in the teacher labor market. Using a nationally... More

    pp. 277-285

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