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Economics of Education Review

December 2014 Volume 43, Number 1

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Number of articles: 10

  1. HOPE for community college students: The impact of merit aid on persistence, graduation, and earnings

    Jilleah G. Welch

    Community colleges play a major role in postsecondary education, yet previous research has emphasized the impact of merit aid on four-year students rather than two-year students. Furthermore,... More

    pp. 1-20

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  2. Localized competition in the non-resident student market

    Manuel Sacramento Gonzalez Canche

    The non-resident student market brings monetary resources to colleges and universities in the U.S. Previous research on price-setting has been predominantly limited to public institutions. This... More

    pp. 21-35

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  3. Compulsory schooling, education, depression and memory: New evidence from SHARELIFE

    Laura Crespo, CEMFI, Spain; Borja López-Noval, Universidad de Cantabria, Spain; Pedro Mira, CEMFI, Spain

    In this paper we provide new evidence on the causal effect of education on adult depression and cognition. We use SHARE data and schooling reforms in several European countries as instruments for... More

    pp. 36-46

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  4. The effect of personality traits on subject choice and performance in high school: Evidence from an English cohort

    Silvia Mendolia, University of Wollongong, School of Accounting, Economics and Finance, Australia; Ian Walker, Lancaster University, Department of Economics, United Kingdom

    This paper investigates the relationship between personality traits in adolescence and performance in high school using a large and recent cohort study. In particular, we investigate the impact of ... More

    pp. 47-65

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  5. Money for nothing: Estimating the impact of student aid on participation in higher education

    Lorraine Dearden, Institute for Fiscal Studies, United Kingdom; Emla Fitzsimons & Gill Wyness, Institute of Education, University of London, United Kingdom

    Understanding how higher education (HE) finance policy can affect HE decisions is important for understanding how governments can promote human capital accumulation. Yet there is a severe lack of... More

    pp. 66-78

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  6. The faculty Flutie factor: Does football performance affect a university's US News and World Report peer assessment score?

    Sean E. Mulholland, Department of Economics, Stonehill College, United States; Aleksandar (Sasha) Tomic, Eugene Stetson School of Business and Economics, Mercer University, United States; Samuel N. Sholander, Corporate Development Senior Consultant, United States

    Analyzing the peer assessment category of the US News and World Report's America's Best Colleges rankings, we find that universities fielding a Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) team are more highly ... More

    pp. 79-90

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  7. The costs of failure: Negative externalities in high school course repetition

    Andrew J. Hill

    Failure in US high school courses is common, but little is known about its effects. This paper investigates the extent to which course repeaters in high school mathematics courses exert negative... More

    pp. 91-105

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  8. Knocking on the door to the teaching profession? Modeling the entry of prospective teachers into the workforce

    Dan Goldhaber, Center for Education Data & Research, University of Washington Bothell, United States; John Krieg, Western Washington University, Department of Economics, United States; Roddy Theobald, Center for Education Data & Research, University of Washington Bothell, United States

    We use a unique longitudinal sample of student teachers (“interns”) from six Washington state teacher training institutions to investigate patterns of entry into the teaching workforce. We estimate... More

    pp. 106-124

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  9. The labor market returns to a for-profit college education

    Stephanie Riegg Cellini, Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration, George Washington University, United States; Latika Chaudhary, Graduate School of Business and Public Policy, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, United States

    A lengthy literature estimating the returns to education has largely ignored the for-profit sector. In this paper, we estimate the earnings gains to for-profit college attendance using restricted... More

    pp. 125-140

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  10. The impact of college football on academic achievement

    Rey Hernández-Julián, Department of Economics, Metropolitan State University of Denver, United States; Kurt W. Rotthoff, Stillman School of Business, Seton Hall University, United States

    We revisit a recent study by Lindo, Swensen, and Waddell (2012), who found a negative relationship between the success of the University of Oregon football team and the academic performance of... More

    pp. 141-147

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