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Economics of Education Review

October 2017 Volume 60, Number 1

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Number of articles: 12

  1. State divestment and tuition at public institutions

    Douglas A. Webber

    This study examines the pass-through rate of changes in public funding to tuition and fees paid by students. Using an instrumental variable-fixed effects identification strategy, I estimate that a ... More

    pp. 1-4

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  2. Do returns to education depend on how and whom you ask?

    Pieter Serneels, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom; Kathleen Beegle, The World Bank, United States; Andrew Dillon, Michigan State University, United States

    Returns to education remain an important parameter of interest in economic analysis. A large literature estimates these returns, often carefully addressing issues such as selection into wage... More

    pp. 5-19

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  3. Fetal malnutrition and academic success: Evidence from Muslim immigrants in Denmark

    Jane Greve, KORA-Danish Institute for Local and Regional Government Research, Denmark; Marie Louise Schultz-Nielsen, ROCKWOOL Foundation Research Unit, Denmark; Erdal Tekin, American University and NBER, United States

    This paper examines the impact of potential fetal malnutrition on the academic test scores of Muslim students in Denmark. We account for the endogeneity of fetal malnutrition by using exposure to... More

    pp. 20-35

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  4. Is college remedial education a worthy investment? New evidence from a sharp regression discontinuity design

    Emma Duchini

    To enhance college completion, many institutions have introduced college remedial programs. Yet, till now there is little evidence that this policy helps raise students’ persistence and performance... More

    pp. 36-53

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  5. Labor market frictions and production efficiency in public schools

    Dongwoo Kim, Cory Koedel, Shawn Ni & Michael Podgursky

    State-specific licensing policies and pension plans create mobility costs for educators who cross state lines. We empirically test whether these costs affect production in schools – a hypothesis... More

    pp. 54-67

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  6. Effects of class size reduction in upper grades: Evidence from Seoul, Korea

    Joseph Han, Korea Development Institute; Keunkwan Ryu, Seoul National University, Department of Economics

    We study the effects of class size reduction (CSR) in upper grades (10–12) on college entrance exam scores, using merged Korean administrative data. This data set provides a rare opportunity to... More

    pp. 68-85

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  7. Do college admissions counselors discriminate? Evidence from a correspondence-based field experiment

    Andrew Hanson

    I design and implement a correspondence based field experiment to test for race and gender discrimination among college admissions counselors in the student information gathering stage. The... More

    pp. 86-96

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  8. No student left behind? Evidence from the Programme for School Guidance in Spain

    J. Ignacio García-Pérez, Universidad Pablo de Olavide & FEDEA, Spain; Marisa Hidalgo-Hidalgo, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Spain

    This paper evaluates the effects of a remedial education programme implemented in Spain between 2005 and 2012 that offered after-school classes for underperforming students from poor socioeconomic ... More

    pp. 97-111

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  9. Explaining international differences in wage inequality: Skills matter

    Stijn Broecke, Glenda Quintini & Marieke Vandeweyer, OECD, France

    Several studies employing decomposition methods have argued that skills only play a minor role in explaining cross-country differences in wage inequality. In this paper, we build upon the work of... More

    pp. 112-124

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  10. Intended college enrollment and educational inequality: Do students lack information?

    Frauke H. Peter & Vaishali Zambre

    Despite increasing access to university education, students from disadvantaged or non-academic family backgrounds are still underrepresented in universities. In this regard, the economics... More

    pp. 125-141

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  11. The Spanish or the German apartment? Study abroad and the acquisition of permanent skills

    Giuseppe Sorrenti

    In Europe, more than 250,000 university students spend one or two semesters abroad every year. This study explores whether a short time abroad contributes to the acquisition of foreign language... More

    pp. 142-158

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  12. Are male teachers headed for extinction? The 50-year decline of male teachers in Australia

    Kevin F. McGrath & Penny Van Bergen

    Whilst an international shortage of male teachers has received much research attention, to date, no study has tracked the trajectory of male teachers in any country. Drawing on annual workplace... More

    pp. 159-167

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