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Economics of Education Review

Volume 29, Number 2

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Number of articles: 12

  1. Festschrift in Honor of Henry M. Levin

    Clive Belfield

    pp. 169-170

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  2. To leave or not to leave? A regression discontinuity analysis of the impact of failing the high school exit exam

    Dongshu Ou

    The high school exit exam (HSEE) is rapidly becoming a standardized assessment procedure for educational accountability in the United States. I use a unique, state-specific dataset to identify the ... More

    pp. 171-186

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  3. The effects of quantitative skills training on college outcomes and peers

    Kristin F. Butcher, Patrick J. McEwan & Corrine H. Taylor

    This paper estimates the causal effect of taking a course in quantitative reasoning on students’ academic performance and classroom peer-group composition at a liberal arts college. To identify... More

    pp. 187-199

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  4. Cultural capital and its effects on education outcomes

    Lucia Tramonte & J. Douglas Willms

    In this study we distinguished between two forms of cultural capital, one that is static, representing the highbrow activities and practices of parents, and one that is relational, representing... More

    pp. 200-213

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  5. The relative and absolute risks of disadvantaged family background and low levels of school resources on student literacy

    Yuko Nonoyama-Tarumi & J. Douglas Willms

    There has been a long-lasting debate of whether the effects of family background are larger than those of school resources, and whether these effects are a function of national income level. In... More

    pp. 214-224

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  6. Gender disparities in science and engineering in Chinese universities

    Congbin Guo, Mun C. Tsang & Xiaohao Ding

    Gender disparities in science and engineering majors in Chinese universities have received increasing attention from researchers and educators in China in recent years. Using data from a national... More

    pp. 225-235

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  7. Over-education: What influence does the workplace have?

    Clive Belfield

    The wage and job satisfaction impacts for over-educated workers have been well-documented; yet little attention has been paid to the consequences for firms. In this paper we examine over-education ... More

    pp. 236-245

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  8. Education and the reproduction of economic inequality in the United States: An empirical investigation

    Russell W. Rumberger

    This study investigates the relationship between family background and both college completion and earnings for a cohort of young adults. The study is based on sample of 8901 respondents from the... More

    pp. 246-254

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  9. Referral, enrollment, and completion in developmental education sequences in community colleges

    Thomas Bailey, Dong Wook Jeong & Sung-Woo Cho

    After being assessed, many students entering community colleges are referred to one or more levels of developmental education. While the need to assist students with weak academic skills is well... More

    pp. 255-270

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  10. Benefits of early childhood interventions across the world: (Under) Investing in the very young

    Milagros Nores & W. Steven Barnett

    This paper reviews the international (non-U.S.) evidence on the benefits of early childhood interventions. A total of 38 contrasts of 30 interventions in 23 countries were analyzed. It focuses on... More

    pp. 271-282

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  11. Exploring weighted student formulas as a policy for improving equity for distributing resources to schools: A case study of two California school districts

    Jay G. Chambers, Jesse D. Levin & Larisa Shambaugh

    This paper presents a case study of two California school districts, San Francisco and Oakland, each of which have implemented their own versions of what is popularly known as a weighted student... More

    pp. 283-300

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  12. Who uses a means-tested scholarship, and what do they choose?

    David Figlio, Cassandra M.D. Hart & Molly Metzger

    This paper provides detailed evidence regarding the nature of selection into a school voucher system. We use micro-data on scholarship applications matched with state student-level records on test ... More

    pp. 301-317

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