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Economics of Education Review

October 2014 Volume 42, Number 1

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Number of articles: 12

  1. Investigating the effects of furloughing public school teachers on juvenile crime in Hawaii

    Randall Q. Akee, UCLA, Luskin School of Public Affairs, IZA, United States; Timothy J. Halliday, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Economics, United States; Sally Kwak, U.S. Congress, Joint Committee on Taxation, United States

    Policymakers have long been concerned about the large social costs of juvenile crime. Detecting the causes of juvenile crime is an important educational policy concern as many of these crimes... More

    pp. 1-11

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  2. The effects of early tracking on student performance: Evidence from a school reform in Bavaria

    Marc Piopiunik

    This paper evaluates a school reform in Bavaria that moved the timing of tracking in low- and middle-track schools from grade 6 to grade 4; students in high-track schools were not affected. To... More

    pp. 12-33

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  3. Private transfers and college students’ decision to work

    Andreas Bachmann, University of Bern, Department of Economics, Switzerland; Stefan Boes, University of Lucerne, Department of Health Sciences and Health Policy, Switzerland

    We estimate the impact of external financial support on the labor supply of students during their tertiary education. Using a dynamic labor supply model and accounting for the endogeneity of income... More

    pp. 34-42

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  4. Affirmative action bans and college graduation rates

    Peter Hinrichs

    This paper estimates the effects of statewide affirmative action bans on graduation rates within colleges and on the fraction of college entrants who become graduates of selective institutions. On ... More

    pp. 43-52

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  5. The impact of parental layoff on higher education investment

    Weixiang Pan & Ben Ost, Department of Economics, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States

    This paper uses variation in the timing of parental layoff to identify the effect of parental job loss on higher education enrollment. Unlike research that compares laid-off workers to workers who ... More

    pp. 53-63

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  6. Measuring value-added in higher education: Possibilities and limitations in the use of administrative data

    Jesse M. Cunha, Naval Postgraduate School, Graduate School of Business and Public Policy, United States; Trey Miller, RAND Corporation, United States

    This paper develops a general methodology for measuring the value added of institutions of higher education using commonly available administrative data. Our approach recognizes the data... More

    pp. 64-77

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  7. Access to college and heterogeneous returns to education in China

    Xiaojun Wang, Department of Economics, University of Hawaii at Manoa, United States; Belton M. Fleisher, Department of Economics, The Ohio State University, United States; Haizheng Li, School of Economics, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States; Shi Li, School of Economics and Business Administration, Beijing Normal University, China

    We apply a semi-parametric latent variable model to estimate selection and sorting effects on the evolution of private returns to schooling for college graduates during China's reform between 1988 ... More

    pp. 78-92

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  8. Heterogeneous paths through college: Detailed patterns and relationships with graduation and earnings

    Rodney Andrews, The University of Texas at Dallas, United States; Jing Li, University of Tulsa, United States; Michael F. Lovenheim, Cornell University, United States

    A considerable fraction of college students and bachelor's degree recipients enroll in multiple postsecondary institutions. Despite this fact, there is scant research that examines the nature of... More

    pp. 93-108

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  9. Risks and returns to educational fields – A financial asset approach to vocational and academic education

    Daniela Glocker, Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics, United Kingdom; Johanna Storck, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) Berlin, Germany

    Applying a financial assets approach, we analyze the returns and earnings risk of investments into different types of human capital. Even though the returns from investing in human capital are... More

    pp. 109-129

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  10. Making it real: The benefits of workplace learning in upper-secondary vocational education and training courses

    Cain Polidano, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, Business and Economics Building, The University of Melbourne, Australia; Domenico Tabasso, University of Geneva, Uni-Mail, Switzerland

    In OECD countries, ‘real world’ upper-secondary vocational education and training (VET) programs are used to engage less academically oriented youth in learning, while helping to prepare them for... More

    pp. 130-146

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  11. Measuring the efficiency of teaching activities in Italian universities: An information theoretic approach

    Tiziana Laureti, Department of Economics and Management, University of Tuscia, Italy; Luca Secondi, Department for Innovation in Biological, Agro-food and Forest systems, University of Tuscia, Italy; Luigi Biggeri, Department of Statistics, Informatics, Applications “G. Parenti”, University of Florence, Italy

    The measurement of teaching efficiency of Italian universities has become a topic of much interest and debate in recent years. The aim of this study is to fully explore the potential of panel data ... More

    pp. 147-164

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  12. Estimating the relationship between calculated financial need and actual aid received using quarter of birth instruments

    Ling Shao

    When calculating financial need, the FAFSA does not consider the parental income of students who turn 24 years old. This paper uses the student's quarter of birth interacted with the treated cohort... More

    pp. 165-174

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