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Economics of Education Review

April 2018 Volume 63, Number 1

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Number of articles: 12

  1. Admission to higher education programmes and student educational outcomes and earnings–Evidence from Denmark

    Eskil Heinesen

    This paper uses data from the central admission system for Danish post-secondary education merged with other administrative data. Applicants for admission may rank up to eight educational... More

    pp. 1-19

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  2. Stability of income and school attendance among NYC students of low-income families

    Lisa A. Gennetian & Christopher Rodrigues, New York University, United States; Heather D. Hill, University of Washington, United States; Pamela A. Morris, New York University, United States

    School attendance problems among low-income children present a considerable challenge to educators and may be associated with the economic circumstances of families. Using longitudinal... More

    pp. 20-30

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  3. How I met your mother: The effect of school desegregation on birth outcomes

    Menghan Shen

    This paper assesses the effects of court-ordered school desegregation on biracial births, a measure of racial integration. Using birth certificate data, I present a multiple difference-in... More

    pp. 31-50

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  4. The effects of computers and acquired skills on earnings, employment and college enrollment: Evidence from a field experiment and California UI earnings records

    Robert W. Fairlie, University of California, United States; Peter Riley Bahr, University of Michigan, United States

    This paper provides the first evidence on the earnings, employment and college enrollment effects of computers and acquired skills from a randomized controlled trial providing computers to entering... More

    pp. 51-63

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  5. Do migrant students affect local students’ academic achievements in urban China?

    Haining Wang, The Centre for Economic Research, China; Zhiming Cheng, Department of Marketing and Management, Australia; Russell Smyth, Department of Economics, Australia

    We examine the educational spillover effects of migrant students on local students’ academic achievement in public middle schools in urban China. The identification of peer effects relies on... More

    pp. 64-77

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  6. The causal effect of age at migration on youth educational attainment

    Dominique Lemmermann & Regina T. Riphahn

    We investigate the causal effect of age at migration on subsequent educational attainment in the destination country. To identify the causal effect we compare the educational attainment of siblings... More

    pp. 78-99

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  7. A ticket to ride: The unintended consequences of school transport subsidies

    Barbara Masi

    This paper provides evidence of the effects of a decrease in the cost of travelling to schools outside the neighbourhood on the choice of school among low income families. I examine a policy reform... More

    pp. 100-115

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  8. Commuting to educational opportunity? School choice effects of mass transit expansion in Mexico City

    Andrew Dustan & Diana K.L. Ngo, Department of Economics, United States

    School choice policies aim to increase educational access by weakening the link between a student’s residence and his choice set, but long commutes and other barriers may constrain families from... More

    pp. 116-133

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  9. Test scores, noncognitive skills and economic growth

    Pau Balart, Department of Business Economics, Spain; Matthijs Oosterveen & Dinand Webbink, Department of Economics, Erasmus School of Economics, Netherlands

    Many studies have found a strong association between economic outcomes of nations and their performance on international cognitive tests. This association is often interpreted as evidence for the... More

    pp. 134-153

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  10. Early impacts of college aid

    Julio Cáceres-Delpiano, Universidad Carlos, Spain; Eugenio Giolito, ILADES/Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Chile; Sebastián Castillo, Pontificia Universidad, Chile

    We analyze the impact of an expansion in government aid for higher education in Chile in a sample of elementary and high school students. Using students who had an alternative source of funding as ... More

    pp. 154-166

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  11. Does greater primary school autonomy improve pupil attainment? Evidence from primary school converter academies in England✰

    Joseph Regan-Stansfield

    A recent English education policy has been to encourage state primary schools to become academies: state-funded, non-selective, and highly autonomous establishments. Primary schools have been able ... More

    pp. 167-179

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  12. The impact of state-mandated Advanced Placement programs on student outcomes

    Paula Arce-Trigatti

    This paper examines the effect of a state mandate to offer Advanced Placement (AP) programs at all public high schools on student outcomes. Requiring compliance with this policy could lead to... More

    pp. 180-193

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