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Economics of Education Review

Volume 28, Number 6

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Number of articles: 11

  1. Effects of weight on children's educational achievement

    Robert Kaestner & Michael Grossman

    In this paper, we investigate the association between weight and children's educational achievement, as measured by scores on Peabody Individual Achievement Tests in math and reading, and grade... More

    pp. 651-661

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  2. Is identification with school the key component in the ‘Black Box’ of education outcomes? Evidence from a randomized experiment

    Jason M. Fletcher

    In this paper, we follow up the important class size reduction randomized experiment in Tennessee in the mid 1980s (Project STAR) to attempt to further understand the long-lasting influences of... More

    pp. 662-671

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  3. Labour market effects of the polytechnic education reform: The Finnish experience

    Petri Böckerman, Ulla Hämäläinen & Roope Uusitalo

    This paper evaluates the labour market effects of the introduction of the polytechnic education system in Finland. The polytechnic reform gradually transformed former vocational colleges into... More

    pp. 672-681

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  4. An empirical analysis of teacher spillover effects in secondary school

    Cory Koedel

    This paper examines whether educational production in secondary school involves joint production among teachers across subjects. In doing so, it also provides insights into the reliability of value... More

    pp. 682-692

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  5. Sexual orientation and outcomes in college

    Christopher S. Carpenter

    It has been well documented that sexual minority individuals are significantly more likely to be college educated than heterosexual individuals [Black, D., Gates, G., Sanders, S., & Taylor, L. ... More

    pp. 693-703

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  6. Program participation of immigrant children: Evidence from the local availability of Head Start

    Matthew Neidell & Jane Waldfogel

    This paper analyzes the impact of the local availability of Head Start, a public preschool program for low-income children, on the participation of immigrant children. We use propensity score... More

    pp. 704-715

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  7. Students’ academic self-perception

    Arnaud Chevalier, Steve Gibbons, Andy Thorpe, Martin Snell & Sherria Hoskins

    Participation rates in higher education differ persistently between some groups in society. Using two British datasets we investigate whether this gap is rooted in students’ misperception of their ... More

    pp. 716-727

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  8. Distance and intrastate college student migration

    James Alm & John V. Winters

    Most studies of student migration focus on interstate migration of college students, largely because the aggregate data typically used are limited in geographic specificity to states. However,... More

    pp. 728-738

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  9. The impact of internal migration on educational outcomes: Evidence from Turkey

    Ali Berker

    Similar to the relation between the inflows of immigrants and educational outcomes that are found in immigration studies, the spatial distribution of internal migrants within a given country also... More

    pp. 739-749

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  10. Does educational expansion encourage female workforce participation? A study of the 1968 reform in Taiwan

    Wehn-Jyuan Tsai, Jin-Tan Liu, Shin-Yi Chou & Robert Thornton

    Between 1968 and 1973 the Taiwanese government undertook the most extensive expansion on record of the public junior high school system in Taiwan. This study analyzes the effects of the 1968... More

    pp. 750-758

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  11. Do sheepskin effects help explain racial earnings differences?

    John D. Bitzan

    This study examines the role of sheepskin effects in explaining white–black earnings differences. The study finds significant differences in sheepskin effects between white men and black men, with ... More

    pp. 759-766

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