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Academies, charter and free schools: do new school types deliver better outcomes?

Andrew Eyles, Claudia Hupkau and Stephen Machin.

in Economic Policy

July 2016; p ublished online July 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Education and Research Institutions. 18986 words.

SUMMARY

School reforms featuring the introduction of new types of schools have occurred in the education systems of a number of countries. The most...

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Accountability and Flexibility in Public Schools: Evidence from Boston's Charters And Pilots

Atila Abdulkadiroğlu, Joshua D. Angrist, Susan M. Dynarski, Thomas J. Kane and Parag A. Pathak.

in The Quarterly Journal of Economics

May 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour; Education and Research Institutions. 13639 words.

We use student assignment lotteries to estimate the effect of charter school attendance on student achievement in Boston. We also evaluate a related alternative, Boston's pilot schools....

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Adolescent neighborhood context and young adult economic outcomes for low-income African Americans and Latinos

George Galster, Anna Santiago, Jessica Lucero and Jackie Cutsinger.

in Journal of Economic Geography

March 2016; p ublished online February 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Education and Research Institutions; Household Analysis; Housing Markets, Production Analysis, and Business Location. 13731 words.

We quantify how young adult employment and educational outcomes for low-income African Americans and Latinos relate to their adolescent neighborhood conditions. Data come from surveys of...

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Affirmative Action Bans and the “Chilling Effect”

Kate L. Antonovics and Richard H. Sander.

in American Law and Economics Review

March 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour; Demographic Economics; Education and Research Institutions; Employment and Labour Law; Labour Discrimination. 15685 words.

This paper examines whether California's Proposition 209, which led to the 1998 ban on the use of racial preferences in admissions at the University of California (UC) system, lowered the...

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Allocation of human capital and innovation at the frontier: firm-level evidence on Germany and the Netherlands

Eric Bartelsman, Sabien Dobbelaere and Bettina Peters.

in Industrial and Corporate Change

October 2015; p ublished online November 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General; Education and Research Institutions; Technological Change; Research and Development; Economic Development. 23755 words.

This article examines how productivity effects of human capital and innovation vary at different points of the conditional productivity distribution. Our analysis draws upon two large...

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Are educational policies elitist?

Biagio Speciale.

in Oxford Economic Papers

July 2012; p ublished online September 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Education and Research Institutions; Microeconomics; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies. 8741 words.

This paper analyses the link between public education expenditure and human capital inequality. I build a model of human capital formation where government intervention in education is...

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Are universities and university research under threat? Towards an evolutionary model of university speciation

Ben R. Martin.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

May 2012; p ublished online April 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Economic History; Education and Research Institutions. 12279 words.

According to some, universities and academic research are under threat. As we move towards a more knowledge-intensive economy, academics face pressures to link their work more closely to...

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Assessing the Returns to Education in The Gambia

Jeremy D. Foltz and Ousman Gajigo.

in Journal of African Economies

August 2012; p ublished online March 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour; Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables; Education and Research Institutions. 8933 words.

Using three nationally representative surveys from the country, we estimate the private rates of returns to education in The Gambia. To obtain consistent estimates, we exploit exogenous...

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Better Schools, Less Crime?

David J. Deming.

in The Quarterly Journal of Economics

November 2011; p ublished online October 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Education and Research Institutions. 16706 words.

I estimate the impact of attending a first-choice middle or high school on adult crime, using data from public school choice lotteries in Charlotte-Mecklenburg school district (CMS). Seven...

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Birth Order and Schooling: Theory and Evidence from Twelve Sub-Saharan Countries

Michel Tenikue and Bertrand Verheyden.

in Journal of African Economies

August 2010; p ublished online April 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Education and Research Institutions; Economic Development. 12431 words.

This paper examines the impact of birth order on the discrimination between siblings in terms of schooling and child labour. Our dynamic model shows how birth order interacts with current...

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