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Economics of Education Review

December 2012 Volume 31, Number 6

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Number of articles: 23

  1. The effects of high school math curriculum on college attendance: Evidence from the NLSY97

    Alison Aughinbaugh

    Using a sample of youth who graduated from high school in the late 1990s and early 2000s, this paper examines the impact of high school math curriculum on the decision to go to college. Results... More

    pp. 861-870

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  2. Funding higher education and wage uncertainty: Income contingent loan versus mortgage loan

    Giuseppe Migali

    We propose a simple theoretical model which shows how the combined effect of wage uncertainty and risk aversion can modify the individual willingness to pay for a HE system financed by an ICL or a ... More

    pp. 871-889

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  3. Does generosity beget generosity? Alumni giving and undergraduate financial aid

    Jonathan Meer & Harvey S. Rosen

    We investigate how undergraduates’ financial aid packages affect their subsequent donative behavior as alumni. We analyze micro data on alumni giving at an anonymous research university, and focus ... More

    pp. 890-907

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  4. Federal policies, state responses, and community college outcomes: Testing an augmented Bennett hypothesis

    Allison B. Frederick, Stephen J. Schmidt & Lewis S. Davis

    We estimate the impact of increases in Federal student aid and higher education funding, such as the recently proposed American Graduation Initiative (AGI), on the outcomes of community colleges,... More

    pp. 908-917

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  5. The impact of educational mismatch on firm productivity: Evidence from linked panel data

    Stephan Kampelmann & François Rycx

    We provide first evidence regarding the direct impact of educational mismatch on firm productivity. To do so, we rely on representative linked employer–employee panel data for Belgium covering the ... More

    pp. 918-931

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  6. Every child matters? An evaluation of “Special Educational Needs” programmes in England

    Francois Keslair, Eric Maurin & Sandra McNally

    The need for education to help every child has become more important for policy in the US and the UK. Remedial programmes are often difficult to evaluate because participation is usually based on... More

    pp. 932-948

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  7. Do tuition fees affect enrollment behavior? Evidence from a ‘natural experiment’ in Germany

    Malte Hübner

    This paper uses the introduction of tuition fees in seven of the sixteen German states in 2007 as a natural experiment to identify the effects of tuition prices on enrollment probabilities. Based... More

    pp. 949-960

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  8. Adolescent drug use and the deterrent effect of school-imposed penalties

    G.R. Waddell

    Estimates of the effect of school-imposed penalties for drug use on a student's consumption of marijuana are biased if both are determined by unobservable school or individual attributes. Reverse... More

    pp. 961-969

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  9. Early to rise? The effect of daily start times on academic performance

    Finley Edwards

    Local school districts often stagger daily start times for their schools in order to reduce busing costs. This paper uses data on all middle school students in Wake County, NC from 1999 to 2006 to ... More

    pp. 970-983

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  10. The spatial geography of teacher labor markets: Evidence from a developing country

    Miguel Jaramillo

    An unequal distribution of teacher quality is a problem underlying the unequal distribution of educational outcomes in developing countries. However, we know little about how the labor market... More

    pp. 984-995

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  11. College major choice and ability: Why is general ability not enough?

    Tjaša Bartolj & Sašo Polanec

    In this paper we study the impact of cognitive ability on college major choices using an administrative data set for full-time students enrolled in four-year business and economics programs offered... More

    pp. 996-1016

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  12. Sibling composition and child educational attainment: Evidence from native Amazonians in Bolivia

    Wu Zeng, Eduardo A. Undurraga, Dan T.A. Eisenberg, Karla Rubio-Jovel, Victoria Reyes-García & Ricardo Godoy

    Evidence from industrial nations suggests that sibling composition is associated with children's educational attainment, particularly if parents face resource constraints. If sibling composition is... More

    pp. 1017-1027

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  13. Evidence on the efficacy of school-based incentives for healthy living

    H.E. Cuffe, W.T. Harbaugh, J.M. Lindo, G. Musto & G.R. Waddell

    We analyze the effects of a school-based program that offers children an opportunity to win prizes if they walk or bike to school during prize periods. We use daily child-level data and individual ... More

    pp. 1028-1036

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  14. Maternal work conditions and child development

    Christina Felfe & Amy Hsin

    How do maternal work conditions, such as psychological stress and physical hazards, affect children's development? Combining data from the Child Development Supplement of the Panel Study of Income ... More

    pp. 1037-1057

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  15. Combination classes and educational achievement

    Jaime L. Thomas

    Using the ECLS-K and considering first graders in single-grade and K–1 and 1–2 combination classes, I discuss the mechanisms underlying the combination-class effect and address the systematic... More

    pp. 1058-1066

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  16. Strategic pay reform: A student outcomes-based evaluation of Denver's ProComp teacher pay initiative

    Dan Goldhaber & Joe Walch

    Denver Public Schools utilizes one of the nation's highest profile alternative teacher compensation systems, and a key element of Denver's Professional Compensation System for Teachers (ProComp) is... More

    pp. 1067-1083

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  17. Choice of for-profit college

    Anna S. Chung

    In this paper I investigate whether students self-select into the U.S. for-profit colleges or whether the choice of for-profit sector is accidental or due to the reasons external to the students ... More

    pp. 1084-1101

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  18. Peer effects in college academic outcomes – Gender matters!

    Carlena Cochi Ficano

    An extensive literature exploring a range of peer influences on both academic and non-academic outcomes continues to produce contradictory evidence regarding the existence and magnitude of peer... More

    pp. 1102-1115

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  19. High Schools That Work and college preparedness: Measuring the model's impact on mathematics and science pipeline progression

    Luke C. Miller & Joel Mittleman

    The "High Schools That Work" school improvement initiative is the nation's largest comprehensive school reform model with over a thousand schools adopting its framework. The initiative's premise is... More

    pp. 1116-1135

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  20. Peer effects and measurement error: The impact of sampling variation in school survey data (evidence from PISA)

    John Micklewright, Sylke V. Schnepf & Pedro N. Silva

    Investigation of peer effects on achievement with sample survey data on schools may mean that only a random sample of the population of peers is observed for each individual. This generates... More

    pp. 1136-1142

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