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Economics of Education Review

Volume 29, Number 5

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Number of articles: 16

  1. Thailand's Student Loans Fund: Interest rate subsidies and repayment burdens

    Bruce Chapman, Kiatanantha Lounkaew, Piruna Polsiri, Rangsit Sarachitti & Thitima Sitthipongpanich

    Government student loan schemes typically have implicit interest rate subsidies which, while these are a cost to taxpayers, they have the benefit of diminishing repayment burdens for graduates. Our... More

    pp. 685-694

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  2. Income contingent student loans for Thailand: Alternatives compared

    Bruce Chapman & Kiatanantha Lounkaew

    There is significant irresolution in many countries concerning the design of student loan schemes. In no country recently has there been more uncertainty as to the form that loans should take than ... More

    pp. 695-709

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  3. Evaluating the Student Loan Fund of Thailand

    Somkiat Tangkitvanich & Areeya Manasboonphempool

    The Thai higher education sector has expanded quickly during the past decade, making a transition from an elitist to a mass institution. A driving force behind the expansion was believed to be the ... More

    pp. 710-721

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  4. The effects of the Kalamazoo Promise on college choice

    Rodney J. Andrews, Stephen DesJardins & Vimal Ranchhod

    On November 10, 2005, then Superintendent of the Kalamazoo Public School System, Janice Brown announced—to the surprise of Kalamazoo’s residents—the beginning of the Kalamazoo Promise. Fully funded... More

    pp. 722-737

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  5. The price of admission: Who gets into private school, and how much do they pay?

    Nina Walton

    I analyze how elementary and secondary private schools decide which students to admit from their applicant pool using mechanism design theory. The problem for an individual private school of who to... More

    pp. 738-750

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  6. Sports participation and academic performance: Evidence from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health

    Daniel I. Rees & Joseph J. Sabia

    It has been argued that high school sports participation increases motivation and teaches teamwork and self-discipline. While several studies have shown that students who participate in athletic... More

    pp. 751-759

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  7. The effect of wage compression and alternative labor market opportunities on teacher quality in Venezuela

    Daniel E. Ortega

    This paper examines the effect of teacher relative wages and teacher wage dispersion on high school graduates’ preferences for teaching majors in College. This approximation to teacher quality is... More

    pp. 760-771

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  8. Teacher MA attainment rates, 1970–2000

    S. Eric Larsen

    The share of female teachers in the U.S. with an MA more than doubled between 1970 and 2000. This increase is puzzling, as it is much larger than that of other college-educated women, and it... More

    pp. 772-782

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  9. Public infrastructure, location of private schools and primary school attainment in an emerging economy

    Sarmistha Pal

    The paper argues that access to public infrastructure plays a crucial role on the presence of private schools in a community, as it could not only minimise the cost of production, but also ensure a... More

    pp. 783-794

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  10. The implications of family size and birth order for test scores and behavioral development

    Mary A. Silles

    This article, using longitudinal data from the National Child Development Study, presents new evidence on the effects of family size and birth order on test scores and behavioral development at age... More

    pp. 795-803

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  11. Heterogeneity, comparative advantage, and return to education: The case of Taiwan

    Yih-chyi Chuang & Wei-wen Lai

    By considering heterogeneity in abilities and self-selection in educational choice, this paper adopts the heterogeneous human capital model to estimate rate of return to university education using ... More

    pp. 804-812

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  12. Is the GED an effective route to postsecondary education for school dropouts?

    John Tyler & Magnus Lofstrom

    We use data from the Texas Schools Microdata Panel (TSMP) to examine the extent to which dropouts use the GED as a route to postsecondary education. Lacking suitable instruments that would allow us... More

    pp. 813-825

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  13. Suburban legend: School cutoff dates and the timing of births

    Stacy Dickert-Conlin & Todd Elder

    Many states require children to reach age 5 by a specified date in the calendar year in order to begin kindergarten. We use birth certificate records from 1999 to 2004 to assess whether parents... More

    pp. 826-841

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  14. The effects of accountability on higher education

    Marcelo Rezende

    This paper analyzes the effects of a higher education accountability system in Brazil. For each discipline, colleges were assigned a grade that depended on the scores of their students on the ENC, ... More

    pp. 842-856

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  15. Disabled or young? Relative age and special education diagnoses in schools

    Elizabeth Dhuey & Stephen Lipscomb

    This study extends recent findings of a relationship between the relative age of students among their peers and their probability of disability classification. Using three nationally representative... More

    pp. 857-872

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  16. Is the ‘Idiot's Box’ raising idiocy? Early and middle childhood television watching and child cognitive outcome

    Abdul Munasib & Samrat Bhattacharya

    There is widespread belief that exposure to television has harmful effects on children's cognitive development. Most studies that point to a negative correlation between hours of television... More

    pp. 873-883

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