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Economics of Education Review

Volume 28, Number 4

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Number of articles: 11

  1. Kindergarten skills and fifth-grade achievement: Evidence from the ECLS-K

    Amy Claessens, Greg Duncan & Mimi Engel

    Children enter kindergarten with disparate rudimentary reading and mathematics skills; capabilities for paying attention, sitting still and making friends; mental health; and inclinations for... More

    pp. 415-427

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  2. Am I still too Black for you?: Schooling and secular change in skin tone effects

    Linda Datcher Loury

    Analysts disagree about whether the Civil Rights/Black Power eras lessened the influence of skin tone on education. The paper finds that, holding family background constant, the educational... More

    pp. 428-433

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  3. Educational progression of second-generation immigrants and immigrant children

    Bjørg Colding, Leif Husted & Hans Hummelgaard

    This paper provides important new insights into the reasons for the observed gap in educational attainment between children of immigrants and natives in Denmark using a dynamic discrete model of... More

    pp. 434-443

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  4. Faculty: Thy administrator's keeper? Some evidence

    Brendan M. Cunningham

    Colleges and universities face a principal-agent problem. There are information asymmetries over the actions chosen by administrators. Because non-profit constraints limit the financial stake of... More

    pp. 444-453

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  5. A meta-analysis of the effect of education on social capital

    Jian Huang, Henriëtte Maassen van den Brink & Wim Groot

    To assess the empirical estimates of the effect of education on social trust and social participation – the basic dimensions of individual social capital – a meta-analysis is applied, synthesizing ... More

    pp. 454-464

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  6. Crowding Peter to educate Paul: Lessons from a class size reduction externality

    David P. Sims

    This paper examines an increase in upper elementary class sizes in California associated with the K-3 class size reduction program. I also use the variation in fourth and fifth grade class size... More

    pp. 465-473

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  7. Determinants of schooling for boys and girls in Nigeria under a policy of free primary education

    Jane Arnold Lincove

    This paper adds a measure of school costs to the model of determinants of schooling. Costs are estimated with controls for selection into school and the possibility of receiving free primary... More

    pp. 474-484

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  8. The adverse effects of parents’ school selection errors on academic achievement: Evidence from the Beijing open enrollment program

    Fang Lai, Elisabeth Sadoulet & Alain de Janvry

    One major concern with public school open enrollment programs is the potential for parents’ school selection errors to adversely affect their children's academic achievement. In this study of the... More

    pp. 485-496

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  9. Teenage dropouts and drug use: Does the specification of peer group structure matter?

    Darrell J. Glaser

    Four alternative structures of peer groups are compared in an empirical analysis of teenage dropouts and recent drug use. In general, individual-specific covariates remain robust regardless of... More

    pp. 497-504

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  10. Multi-product total cost functions for higher education: The case of Chinese research universities

    Hou Longlong, Li Fengliang & Min Weifang

    This paper empirically investigates the economies of scale and economies of scope for the Chinese research universities by employing the flexible fixed cost quadratic (FFCQ) function. The empirical... More

    pp. 505-511

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  11. Non-formal basic education as a development priority: Evidence from Nicaragua

    Sudhanshu Handa, Heiling Pineda, Yannete Esquivel, Blancadilia Lopez, Nidia Veronica Gurdian & Ferdinando Regalia

    Almost 900m adolescents and adults are illiterate in the developing world, yet most policy discussions focus on the educational circumstances of primary aged children. As a result non-formal... More

    pp. 512-522

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