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Economics of Education Review

April 2015 Volume 45, Number 1

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Number of articles: 9

  1. Disruptive school peers and student outcomes

    Jannie Helene Grøne Kristoffersen, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark; Morten Visby Krægpøth, Helena Skyt Nielsen & Marianne Simonsen, Aarhus University, Denmark

    This paper estimates how peers’ achievement gains are affected by the presence of potentially disruptive and emotionally sensitive children in the school-cohort. We exploit that some children move ... More

    pp. 1-13

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  2. Growing the roots of STEM majors: Female math and science high school faculty and the participation of students in STEM

    Martha Cecilia Bottia, Elizabeth Stearns, Roslyn Arlin Mickelson & Stephanie Moller, University of North Carolina at Charlotte; Lauren Valentino, Duke University

    The underrepresentation of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields is problematic given the economic and social inequities it fosters and the rising global... More

    pp. 14-27

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  3. Long-term effects of school size on students’ outcomes

    Maria Knoth Humlum & Nina Smith

    We estimate the effect of school size on students’ long-term outcomes such as high school completion, being out of the labor market, and earnings at the age of 30. We use rich register data on the ... More

    pp. 28-43

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  4. Representation in the classroom: The effect of own-race teachers on student achievement

    Anna J. Egalite, Program on Education Policy & Governance, United States; Brian Kisida, University of Arkansas, United States; Marcus A. Winters, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, United States

    Previous research suggests that there are academic benefits when students and teachers share the same race/ethnicity because such teachers can serve as role models, mentors, advocates, or cultural ... More

    pp. 44-52

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  5. Why has for-profit colleges’ share of higher education expanded so rapidly? Estimating the responsiveness to labor market changes

    Gregory A. Gilpin, Department; Joseph Saunders, Accenture LLP, United States; Christiana Stoddard, Department

    Over the last two decades, for-profit colleges (FPCs) have substantially increased their share of the higher education market. One potential explanation is that FPC sector may be more responsive to... More

    pp. 53-63

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  6. The differential impact of compulsory schooling laws on school quality in the United States segregated South

    Shahar Sansani

    In this paper, I estimate the differential effects of compulsory schooling laws on school quality between black and white schools in the United States segregated South. I employ state-level data on... More

    pp. 64-75

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  7. Does early schooling narrow outcome gaps for advantaged and disadvantaged children?

    Agne Suziedelyte, Monash University, Australia; Anna Zhu, University of Melbourne, Australia

    This paper explores how starting school at a younger age affects the developmental score gaps between relatively advantaged and disadvantaged children. While previous findings suggest that delaying... More

    pp. 76-88

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  8. An analysis of Stafford loan repayment burdens

    Bruce Chapman & Kiatanantha Lounkaew, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australia

    There is significant unease with the state of college loans in the US, of which Stafford loans are the most common. One of the most important issues relates to the “repayment burden” (RB), the... More

    pp. 89-102

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  9. Demographic changes and education expenditures: A reinterpretation

    Haydar Kurban & Ryan M. Gallagher, Department of Economics, United States; Joseph J. Persky, Department of Economics (M/C 144), United States

    Several empirical studies have estimated a negative relationship between the share of an area's elderly population and per-pupil education spending. These findings have often been interpreted as... More

    pp. 103-108

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