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Economics of Education Review

April 2014 Volume 39, Number 1

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Number of articles: 8

  1. A comparative analysis of education costs and outcomes: The United States vs. other OECD countries

    Edward N. Wolff, Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, New York University, United States; William J. Baumol, Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Stern School of Business, New York University, United States; Anne Noyes Saini, Department of Economics, Princeton University, United States

    In this paper we confirm the universality of steadily rising education expenditures among OECD nations, as predicted by “Baumol and Bowen's cost disease”, and show that this trajectory of costs can... More

    pp. 1-21

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  2. The impact of a Caribbean home-visiting child development program on cognitive skills

    Wendy Janssens & Cristina Rosemberg, Amsterdam Institute of International Development

    This paper provides a short-term impact evaluation of a home-visiting Early Child Development (ECD) program in the Caribbean aimed at vulnerable children from birth to three years. The analysis is ... More

    pp. 22-37

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  3. A teacher like me or a student like me? Role model versus teacher bias effect

    Valentina Paredes

    Several studies have found that teacher–student gender matching has positive effects on student achievement. However, the underlying mechanisms that explain this effect have not been empirically... More

    pp. 38-49

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  4. Skill premia and intergenerational education mobility: The French case

    B. Ben-Halima, N. Chusseau & J. Hellier, EQUIPPE, University of Lille 1, Cité Scientifique, France

    In the case of France, we analyse the changes in the wage value of each education level and the impact of parents’ education and income upon the education attainment of children, sons and daughters... More

    pp. 50-64

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  5. Peer effects in higher education: A look at heterogeneous impacts

    Amanda L. Griffith, Wake Forest University, Department of Economics, United States; Kevin N. Rask, Colorado College, Department of Economics and Business, United States

    This paper uses data on roommates from two different selective institutions to investigate the effect of peers on first-year performance, with a specific focus on the underlying mechanism. We... More

    pp. 65-77

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  6. Does promoting school attendance reduce child labor? Evidence from Burkina Faso's BRIGHT project

    Jacobus de Hoop & Furio C. Rosati, Understanding Children's Work, International Labour Office for Italy and San Marino, Italy

    Using data from BRIGHT, an integrated program that aims to improve school participation in rural communities in Burkina Faso, we investigate the impact of school subsidies and increased access to... More

    pp. 78-96

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  7. School based management effects: Resources or governance change? Evidence from Mexico

    Lucrecia Santibañez, RAND, United States; Raúl Abreu-Lastra, Fundación IDEA, Mexico; Jennifer L. O’Donoghue, Mexicanos Primero and Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), Mexico

    In their struggle to improve student learning, many developing countries are introducing school-based management (SBM) reforms that provide cash-grants to school councils. School councils are... More

    pp. 97-109

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  8. Family learning environment and early literacy: A comparison of bilingual and monolingual children

    Li Feng, Department of Finance and Economics, McCoy College of Business Administration, Texas State University, United States; Yunwei Gai, Economics Division, Babson College, United States; Xiaoning Chen, Department of Education, North Central College, United States

    Early research on literacy development usually focuses on children in preschool or kindergarten. Few studies have examined the early literacy of bilingual children. This study examines its... More

    pp. 110-130

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