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Economics of Education Review

February 2014 Volume 38, Number 1

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Number of articles: 12

  1. Educational attainment of children of immigrants: Evidence from the national longitudinal survey of youth

    Freddy Siahaan, Daniel Y. Lee & David E. Kalist

    This study investigates the educational attainment of children of immigrants in the United States. By employing a more detailed classification of children of immigrants, we examine whether a... More

    pp. 1-8

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  2. Value-added models and the measurement of teacher productivity

    Tim R. Sass, Department of Economics, Georgia State University, United States; Anastasia Semykina, Department of Economics, Florida State University, United States; Douglas N. Harris, Department of Economics, 302 Tilton Hall, Tulane University, United States

    Research on teacher productivity, as well as recently developed accountability systems for teachers, relies on “value-added” models to estimate the impact of teachers on student performance. We... More

    pp. 9-23

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  3. Differentiated demand for private supplementary tutoring: Patterns and implications in Hong Kong secondary education

    Mark Bray, Shengli Zhan, Chad Lykins, Dan Wang & Ora Kwo

    A growing number of students around the world receive private tutoring in academic subjects. Such tutoring is widely called shadow education because it mimics regular schooling as the school... More

    pp. 24-37

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  4. Working (and studying) day and night: Heterogeneous effects of working on the academic performance of full-time and part-time students

    Rajeev Darolia

    A growing number of students are working while in college and to a greater extent. Using nationally representative data from the 1997 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, I analyze the effect of ... More

    pp. 38-50

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  5. Gender peer effects in university: Evidence from a randomized experiment

    Hessel Oosterbeek, University of Amsterdam and the Institute for Evidence-Based Education Research TIER; Reyn van Ewijk, University Medical Centre Mainz, Germany

    Recent studies for primary and secondary education find positive effects of the share of females in the classroom on achievement of males and females. This study examines whether these results can ... More

    pp. 51-63

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  6. A regression discontinuity analysis of graduation standards and their impact on students’ academic trajectories

    Tom Ahn

    In 2006, North Carolina put in place high school exit standards requiring students to pass a series of high-stakes exams across several years. I use a regression discontinuity (RD) approach to... More

    pp. 64-75

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  7. The kid's speech: The effect of stuttering on human capital acquisition

    Daniel I. Rees, University of Colorado Denver and IZA, Department of Economics, United States; Joseph J. Sabia, San Diego State University, Department of Economics, United States

    A number of studies have shown that childhood speech disorders such as stuttering are associated with lower test scores and educational attainment. However, it is unclear whether these associations... More

    pp. 76-88

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  8. The externalities of crime: The effect of criminal involvement of parents on the educational attainment of their children

    Iryna Rud, Chris Van Klaveren, Wim Groot & Henriëtte Maassen van den Brink

    The empirical literature on education and crime suggests that both criminal behavior and educational attainment are transferred from parents to children. However, the impact of criminal behavior of... More

    pp. 89-103

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  9. The effects of tuition reforms on school enrollment in rural China

    Hau Chyi, Renmin University of China, The School of Labor & Human Resources, China; Bo Zhou, University of International Business and Economics, School of International Trade and Economics, Department of Public Finance and Taxation, China

    We estimate the effects of three sequential reforms undertaken between 2000 and 2006 on school enrollment for poor, rural families in China. Using difference-in-difference approaches and sample... More

    pp. 104-123

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  10. The impact of the Gates Millennium Scholars Program on college and post-college related choices of high ability, low-income minority students

    Stephen L. DesJardins, Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education, Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan, United States; Brian P. McCall, Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education, Ford School of Public Policy, Department of Economics, University of Michigan, United States

    In this paper we analyze the impact of the Gates Millennium Scholarship Program on several outcome variables using a regression discontinuity design. We find that GMS recipients have lower college ... More

    pp. 124-138

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  11. School choice and student wellbeing

    Colin P. Green & María Navarro-Paniagua, Lancaster University, United Kingdom; Domingo P. Ximénez-de-Embún & María-Jesús Mancebón, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain

    The debate over private versus public provision of schooling remains contentious. A large literature has developed focusing on the relative educational performance of different school types. Beyond... More

    pp. 139-150

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  12. 2004 Minority Education Reform and pupil performance in Latvia

    Artjoms Ivlevs, Department of Economics, Bristol Business School, University of the West of England, United Kingdom; Roswitha M. King, Department of Economics, Østfold University College, Norway

    One quarter of all schoolchildren in Latvia go to the publicly funded minority (predominantly Russian) schools. In 2004, the language of instruction in minority schools was changed from essentially... More

    pp. 151-166

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