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Economics of Education Review

Volume 29, Number 3

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Number of articles: 17

  1. Expanding schooling opportunities for 4-year-olds

    Edwin Leuven, Mikael Lindahl, Hessel Oosterbeek & Dinand Webbink

    We use a novel quasi-experimental strategy to estimate the effect of expanding early schooling enrollment possibilities on early achievement. It exploits two features of the school system in The... More

    pp. 319-328

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  2. Faculty employment and R&D expenditures at Research universities

    Liang Zhang & Ronald G. Ehrenberg

    This study uses panel data to examine the relationship between faculty employment and external R&D expenditures at Research and Doctoral institutions over a 15-year period of time. On average, a 1%... More

    pp. 329-337

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  3. Changes in the returns to education and college quality

    Mark C. Long

    This paper estimates changes in the effects of educational attainment and college quality on three cohorts of students observed during the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. Consistent with most of the prior... More

    pp. 338-347

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  4. Early gender test score gaps across OECD countries

    Kelly Bedard & Insook Cho

    The results reported in this paper contribute to the debate about gender skill gaps in at least three ways. First, we document the large differences in early gender gaps across developed countries ... More

    pp. 348-363

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  5. Peer effects, motivation, and learning

    Gerald Eisenkopf

    This paper confirms the existence of peer effects in a learning process with data from an experiment. The experimental setting offers an insight into the mechanisms of peer interaction and provides... More

    pp. 364-374

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  6. Health shocks and children's school attainments in rural China

    Ang Sun & Yang Yao

    Using a long panel dataset of Chinese farm households covering the period of 1987–2002, this paper studies how major health shocks happening to household adults affect children's school attainments... More

    pp. 375-382

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  7. Are boys left behind? The evolution of the gender achievement gap in Beijing's middle schools

    Fang Lai

    Using one cohort of 7235 middle school students in Beijing, China, we examined the evolution of the gender achievement gap in middle school. Our study found a more significant female dominance than... More

    pp. 383-399

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  8. Participation in Canadian Universities: The gender imbalance (1977–2005)

    Louis N. Christofides, Michael Hoy & Ling Yang

    Females are more likely to attend Canadian universities and their participation rate has been increasing faster than that of males, generating a 15 percentage point gap by 2005. We investigate the ... More

    pp. 400-410

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  9. Grade inflation under the threat of students’ nuisance: Theory and evidence

    Wan-Ju Iris Franz

    This study examines a channel, students’ nuisance, to explain grade inflation. “Students’ nuisance” is defined by “students’ pestering the professors for better grades.” This paper contains two... More

    pp. 411-422

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  10. The impact of short-term economic fluctuations on kindergarten enrollment

    Douglas A. Herman

    For some 5-year-olds, delayed kindergarten enrollment may result in long-term academic benefits. Although waiting an additional year allows for further development prior to the start of formal... More

    pp. 423-431

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  11. Does teacher professional development affect content and pedagogical knowledge: How much and for how long?

    Pete Goldschmidt & Geoffrey Phelps

    We examine the impact of teacher professional development on a key aspect of teacher quality—teacher knowledge. Specifically we use English Language Arts teacher content and pedagogy assessments to... More

    pp. 432-439

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  12. Strategic interaction among public school districts: Evidence on spatial interdependence in school inputs

    Soma Ghosh

    This paper provides evidence on strategic interaction among public school districts in Massachusetts. The open enrollment program in Massachusetts is unique in testing the strategic competition... More

    pp. 440-450

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  13. What determines basic school attainment in developing countries? Evidence from rural China

    Meng Zhao & Paul Glewwe

    This paper analyzes recent household survey data from Gansu, a less developed province in Northwest China, to examine school attainment in a poor rural area of China. Censored ordered probit... More

    pp. 451-460

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  14. Do education and income affect support for democracy in Muslim countries? Evidence from the Pew Global Attitudes Project

    M. Najeeb Shafiq

    Using micro-level public opinion data from the Pew Global Attitudes Project 2005, this study investigates the effect of educational attainment and income on support for democracy in five... More

    pp. 461-469

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  15. Does distance determine who attends a university in Germany?

    C. Katharina Spiess & Katharina Wrohlich

    We analyze the role of distance to the nearest university in the demand for higher education in Germany. Distance could matter due to transaction costs or due to neighbourhood effects. We use data ... More

    pp. 470-479

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  16. Estimating teacher effectiveness from two-year changes in students’ test scores

    Andrew Leigh

    Using a dataset covering over 10,000 Australian school teachers and over 90,000 pupils, I estimate how effective teachers are in raising students’ test scores. Since the exams are biennial, it is... More

    pp. 480-488

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  17. Religious background and educational attainment: The effects of Buddhism, Islam, and Judaism

    William Sander

    The effects of Buddhism, Islam, and Judaism on educational attainment in the United States are examined. OLS estimates of educational attainment and Probit estimates of college attainment are... More

    pp. 489-493

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