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Economics of Education Review

Volume 29, Number 4

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Number of articles: 16

  1. Low-income students and highly selective private colleges: Geography, searching, and recruiting

    Catharine B. Hill & Gordon C. Winston

    In earlier work, the authors found that only 10% of the students at 28 of the nation's most selective private colleges and universities came from families in the bottom 40% of the US family income ... More

    pp. 495-503

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  2. What’s the value of an acceptance letter? Using admissions data to estimate the return to college

    Björn Öckert

    This paper exploits discontinuities and randomness in the college admissions in Sweden in 1982, to estimate the economic return to college in the 1990s. At the time, college admissions were highly ... More

    pp. 504-516

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  3. Early decision and college performance

    Elizabeth J. Jensen & Stephen Wu

    This paper examines the relationship between admission status and college performance. In particular, we analyze admissions data from Hamilton College and find that students who applied through the... More

    pp. 517-525

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  4. Educational disparity and the persistence of the black–white wage gap in the U.S

    Melanie O’Gorman

    This paper examines the relationship between contemporary racial inequality of schooling and the black–white wage gap in the U.S. In particular I ask: what policies would be effective at reducing... More

    pp. 526-542

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  5. Faculty employment at 4-year colleges and universities

    Liang Zhang & Xiangmin Liu

    We examine the variation in employment levels of part-time faculty, full-time teaching faculty, and full-time professorial faculty across 4-year colleges and universities in the United States.... More

    pp. 543-552

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  6. Does price matter? Overseas students in UK higher education

    Kwok Tong Soo & Caroline Elliott

    This paper explores the determinants of the choice of UK universities by overseas undergraduate applicants. We use data on overseas applicants in Business Studies and Engineering from 2002 to 2007,... More

    pp. 553-565

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  7. Skipping class in college and exam performance: Evidence from a regression discontinuity classroom experiment

    Carlos Dobkin, Ricard Gil & Justin Marion

    In this paper we estimate the effect of class attendance on exam performance by implementing a policy in three large economics classes that required students scoring below the median on the midterm... More

    pp. 566-575

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  8. Birth order, family size and educational attainment

    Monique de Haan

    This paper investigates the effect of family size and birth order on educational attainment. An instrumental variables approach is used to identify the effect of family size. Instruments for the... More

    pp. 576-588

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  9. Measuring efficiency of Tunisian schools in the presence of quasi-fixed inputs: A bootstrap data envelopment analysis approach

    Hédi Essid, Pierre Ouellette & Stéphane Vigeant

    The objective of this paper is to measure the efficiency of high schools in Tunisia. We use a statistical data envelopment analysis (DEA)-bootstrap approach with quasi-fixed inputs to estimate the ... More

    pp. 589-596

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  10. Redistributive taxation vs. education subsidies: Fostering equality and social mobility in an intergenerational model

    Andrea Schneider

    Redistributive taxation and education subsidies are common policies intended to foster education attendance of poor children. However, this paper shows that in an intergenerational framework, these... More

    pp. 597-605

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  11. Returns to overeducation: A longitudinal analysis of the U.S. labor market

    Yuping Tsai

    Studies examining the wage effect of overeducation have generated very consistent results. Their findings suggest that, for workers with similar educational attainment, workers who are overeducated... More

    pp. 606-617

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  12. Child care subsidies and child development

    Chris M. Herbst & Erdal Tekin

    Child care subsidies are an important part of federal and state efforts to move welfare recipients into employment. One of the criticisms of the current subsidy system, however, is that it... More

    pp. 618-638

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  13. School assignment, school choice and social mobility

    Simon Burgess & Adam Briggs

    We estimate the chances of poor and non-poor children getting places in good schools, analysing the relationship between poverty, location and school assignment. Our dataset allows us to measure... More

    pp. 639-649

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  14. The economic returns to field of study and competencies among higher education graduates in Ireland

    Elish Kelly, Philip J. O’Connell & Emer Smyth

    This paper looks at the economic returns to different fields of study in Ireland in 2004 and also the value placed on various job-related competencies, accumulated on completion of higher education... More

    pp. 650-657

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  15. Teacher hiring practices and educational efficiency

    Linn Renée Naper

    This paper analyses the relationship between teacher hiring practices and educational efficiency in Norwegian school districts. The hiring decision is made at the school level by the principal or... More

    pp. 658-668

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  16. Transforming public schools: Impact of the CRI program on child learning in Pakistan

    Muhammad Farooq Naseer, Manasa Patnam & Reehana R. Raza

    This paper evaluates the impact of teaching innovations, introduced in public primary schools under the Children Resources International (CRI) Program, on student outcomes. We estimate students’... More

    pp. 669-683

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