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Economics of Education Review

October 2012 Volume 31, Number 5

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Number of articles: 26

  1. Family background variables as instruments for education in income regressions: A Bayesian analysis

    Lennart Hoogerheide, Joern H. Block & Roy Thurik

    The validity of family background variables instrumenting education in income regressions has been much criticized. In this paper, we use data from the 2004 German Socio-Economic Panel and Bayesian... More

    pp. 515-523

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  2. High school grades and university performance: A case study

    Philippe Cyrenne & Alan Chan

    A critical issue facing a number of colleges and universities is how to allocate first year places to incoming students. The decision to admit students is often based on a number of factors, but a ... More

    pp. 524-542

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  3. The impact of a universal class-size reduction policy: Evidence from Florida's statewide mandate

    Matthew M. Chingos

    Class-size reduction (CSR) mandates presuppose that resources provided to reduce class size will have a larger impact on student outcomes than resources that districts can spend as they see fit. I ... More

    pp. 543-562

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  4. Student and teacher attendance: The role of shared goods in reducing absenteeism

    Ritwik Banerjee, Elizabeth M. King, Peter F. Orazem & Elizabeth M. Paterno

    A theoretical model is advanced that demonstrates that, if teacher and student attendance generate a shared good, then teacher and student attendance will be mutually reinforcing. Using data from... More

    pp. 563-574

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  5. On the allocation of resources for secondary schools

    Carla Haelermans, Kristof De Witte & Jos L.T. Blank

    This paper studies the optimal allocation of resources – in terms of school management, teachers, supporting employees and materials – in secondary schools. We use a flexible budget constrained... More

    pp. 575-586

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  6. The impact of international students on measured learning and standards in Australian higher education

    Gigi Foster

    International students, who are also often from non-English language speaking backgrounds (NESB students), are an important source of revenue for Australian universities. Yet little large-scale... More

    pp. 587-600

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  7. Pennies from heaven? Using exogenous tax variation to identify effects of school resources on pupil achievement

    Torbjørn Hægeland, Oddbjørn Raaum & Kjell G. Salvanes

    Evidence on the effectiveness of school inputs remains inconclusive, partly due to the challenge of identification as families sort themselves into school districts and resources are potentially... More

    pp. 601-614

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  8. Expenditures and postsecondary graduation: An investigation using individual-level data from the state of Ohio

    Douglas A. Webber

    Using detailed individual-level data from public universities in the state of Ohio, I estimate the effect of various institutional expenditures on the probability of graduating from college. Using ... More

    pp. 615-618

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  9. Overskilling dynamics and education pathways

    Kostas Mavromaras & Seamus McGuinness

    This paper uses panel data and econometric methods to estimate the incidence and the dynamic properties of overskilling among employed individuals. The paper begins by asking whether there is... More

    pp. 619-628

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  10. Are there peer effects associated with having English Language Learner (ELL) classmates? Evidence from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study Kindergarten Cohort (ECLS-K)

    Rosa Minhyo Cho

    Over the past decade, several state and federal policies have directed schools to mainstream English Language Learner (ELL) students into English-only instruction classrooms. While there is mixed... More

    pp. 629-643

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  11. Potential for significant reductions in dropout rates: Analysis of an entire 3rd grade state cohort

    Dorothyjean Cratty

    Nineteen percent of 1997–98 North Carolina 3rd graders were observed to drop out of high school. A series of logits predict probabilities of dropping out on determinants such as math and reading... More

    pp. 644-662

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  12. Academic achievement, technology and race: Experimental evidence

    Robert W. Fairlie

    Although a large literature explores the achievement gap between minority and non-minority students, very little is known about whether disparities in access to technology are partly responsible.... More

    pp. 663-679

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  13. Career effects of occupation-related vocational education: Evidence from the military's internal labor market

    Elda Pema & Stephen Mehay

    Prior research on the labor market success of secondary vocational education has produced mixed results, with several studies finding wage gains only for individuals who work in training-related... More

    pp. 680-693

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  14. Inequality of opportunity for educational achievement in Latin America: Evidence from PISA 2006–2009

    Luis Fernando Gamboa & Fábio D. Waltenberg

    We evaluate how far away six Latin American countries stand from a normative goal of equality of opportunity for educational achievement in PISA 2006–2009. We work with alternative... More

    pp. 694-708

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  15. Do course evaluations truly reflect student learning? Evidence from an objectively graded post-test

    Trinidad Beleche, David Fairris & Mindy Marks

    It is difficult to assess the extent to which course evaluations reflect how much students truly learn from a course because valid measures of learning are rarely available. This paper makes use of... More

    pp. 709-719

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  16. An economic model of workplace mobbing in academe

    João Ricardo Faria, Franklin G. Mixon & Sean P. Salter

    Workplace bullying or mobbing can be defined as the infliction of various forms of abuse (e.g., verbal, emotional, psychological) against a colleague or subordinate by one or more other members of ... More

    pp. 720-726

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  17. Parental risk attitudes and children's secondary school track choice

    Oliver Wölfel & Guido Heineck

    Although it is well-known that individuals’ risk attitudes are related to behavioral outcomes such as smoking, portfolio decisions, and educational attainment, there is virtually no evidence of... More

    pp. 727-743

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  18. Methods matter: Improving causal inference in educational and social science research: A review article

    Eric R. Eide & Mark H. Showalter

    Professors Richard J. Murnane and John B. Willett set out to capitalize on recent developments in education data and methodology by attempting to answer the following questions: How can new methods... More

    pp. 744-748

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  19. Applying early decision: Student and college incentives and outcomes

    Gabrielle Chapman & Stacy Dickert-Conlin

    Colleges’ early decision (ED) admission policies require accepted students to commit to attend the school without comparing outside options. With data from two liberal arts schools we find evidence... More

    pp. 749-763

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  20. Fairness in education: The Italian university before and after the reform

    Paolo Brunori, Vito Peragine & Laura Serlenga

    In 2001 the Italian tertiary education system embarked in a broad process of reform. The main novelty brought by the reform was a reduction of the length of study to get a first level degree... More

    pp. 764-777

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