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Economics of Education Review

June 2013 Volume 34, Number 1

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Number of articles: 21

  1. The effect of administrative pay and local property taxes on student achievement scores: Evidence from New Jersey public schools

    Yaw M. Mensah, Michael P. Schoderbek & Savita P. Sahay

    We theorized that student test score performance will be positively related to the percentage of school district revenues raised from local taxes and with salary levels of school district... More

    pp. 1-16

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  2. The importance of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation for measuring IQ

    Lex Borghans, Huub Meijers & Bas ter Weel

    This research provides an economic model of the way people behave during an IQ test. We distinguish a technology that describes how time investment improves performance from preferences that... More

    pp. 17-28

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  3. The gateway to the profession: Assessing teacher preparation programs based on student achievement

    Dan Goldhaber, Stephanie Liddle & Roddy Theobald

    With teacher quality repeatedly cited as the most important schooling factor influencing student achievement, there has been increased interest in examining the efficacy of teacher training... More

    pp. 29-44

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  4. The effect of siblings’ education on school-entry in the Ethiopian highlands

    Annika Lindskog

    The effects of sisters’ and brothers’ education on the annual school entry probability of boys and girls in rural Amhara are estimated, using within-household variation. There are negative effects ... More

    pp. 45-68

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  5. The effect of same-gender teacher assignment on student achievement in the elementary and secondary grades: Evidence from panel data

    Marcus A. Winters, Robert C. Haight, Thomas T. Swaim & Katarzyna A. Pickering

    We utilize information from a rich administrative panel dataset following the universe of test-taking public school students in Florida over a period of five years to estimate the relationship... More

    pp. 69-75

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  6. Conditional cash transfers and education quality in the presence of credit constraints

    Elena Del Rey & Fernanda Estevan

    We investigate the relative merits of unconditional cash transfers (UCT), conditional cash transfers (CCT), and the effects of improvements in education quality on efficiency and welfare. In our... More

    pp. 76-84

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  7. Educational mismatch and self-employment

    Keith A. Bender & Kristen Roche

    Previous research on educational mismatch concentrates on estimating its labor market consequences but with a focus on wage and salary workers. This paper examines the far less studied influence of... More

    pp. 85-95

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  8. Allocation of students in public schools: Theory and new evidence

    Danny Cohen-Zada, Mark Gradstein & Ehud Reuven

    The allocation of educational resources to students of different socio-economic backgrounds has important policy implications since it affects individual educational outcomes as well as the future ... More

    pp. 96-106

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  9. Is curriculum quality uniform? Evidence from Florida

    Rachana Bhatt, Cory Koedel & Douglas Lehmann

    We construct a large panel dataset of schools and districts in Florida to evaluate curricular effectiveness in elementary mathematics. A key innovation of our study is that we allow for curriculum ... More

    pp. 107-121

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  10. The impact of business cycle fluctuations on graduate school enrollment

    Matthew T. Johnson

    This paper adds to the understanding of student decisions about graduate school attendance by studying the magnitude of the effect of business cycle fluctuations on enrollment. I use data on... More

    pp. 122-134

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  11. Does weight affect children's test scores and teacher assessments differently?

    Madeline Zavodny

    The prevalence of childhood overweight and obesity increased dramatically in the United States during the past three decades. This increase has adverse public health implications, but its... More

    pp. 135-145

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  12. The effect of early childhood developmental program attendance on future school enrollment in rural North India

    Gautam Hazarika & Vejoya Viren

    This paper examines the effect of prior participation in early childhood developmental programs, considered endogenous, upon 7–18 years olds’ school enrollment in rural North India. Analyses by age... More

    pp. 146-161

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  13. The international market for MBA qualifications: The relationship between tuition fees and applications

    Caroline Elliott & Kwok Tong Soo

    This paper explores the relationship between tuition fees charged by MBA programmes and the number of applications to these programmes, using a panel dataset comprising universities from countries ... More

    pp. 162-174

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  14. Evaluating the provision of school performance information for school choice

    Rebecca Allen & Simon Burgess

    We develop and implement a framework for determining the optimal performance metrics to help parents choose a school. This approach combines the three major critiques of the usefulness of... More

    pp. 175-190

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  15. Do vouchers lead to sorting under random private school selection? Evidence from the Milwaukee voucher program

    Rajashri Chakrabarti

    This paper analyzes the impact of voucher design on student sorting in the application and enrollment phases of parental choice. Much of the existing literature investigates the question of sorting... More

    pp. 191-218

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  16. Ramadan, fasting and educational outcomes

    Hessel Oosterbeek & Bas van der Klaauw

    Using a difference-in-differences framework, we estimate the impact of Ramadan on educational outcomes of Muslim students living in a non-Muslim country. For identification we exploit that the... More

    pp. 219-226

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  17. Changes in test scores distribution for students of the fourth grade in Brazil: A relative distribution analysis for the years 1997–2005

    Clarissa Guimarães Rodrigues, Eduardo Luiz Gonçalves Rios-Neto & Cristine Campos de Xavier Pinto

    In Brazil, the mean of math test scores for students of the fourth grade declined by approximately 0.2 standard deviation in the late 1990s. However, the potential changes in the distribution of... More

    pp. 227-242

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  18. The demand for higher education: A static structural approach accounting for individual heterogeneity and nesting patterns

    Darragh Flannery & Cathal O’Donoghue

    In this paper we estimate a structural model of higher education participation and labour choices in a static setting that accounts for individual heterogeneity and possible nesting structures in... More

    pp. 243-257

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  19. High school dropout and teen childbearing

    Dave E. Marcotte

    Understanding the relationship between high school dropout and teen childbearing is complicated because both are affected by a variety of difficult to control factors. In this paper, I use panel... More

    pp. 258-268

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  20. Responses of private and public schools to voucher funding

    Randall K. Filer & Daniel Münich

    The post-communist Czech Republic provides a laboratory in which to investigate possible responses to the adoption of universal education vouchers. Private schools appear to have arisen in response... More

    pp. 269-285

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