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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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

Best Education Money Can Buy? Capitalization of School Quality in Finland

Oskari Harjunen, Mika Kortelainen and Tuukka Saarimaa.

in CESifo Economic Studies

June 2018; p ublished online January 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Single Equation Models; Single Variables; Public Economics; Education and Research Institutions; Household Analysis. 10072 words.

Abstract

By international comparison, Finnish pupil achievement is high and school achievement differences small. The Finnish education system is unusual also...

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...

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...

Business Training in Tanzania: From Research-driven Experiment to Local Implementation

Lars Ivar Oppedal Berge, Kjetil Bjorvatn, Kartika Sari Juniwaty and Bertil Tungodden.

in Journal of African Economies

November 2012; p ublished online August 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Data Collection and Date Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs; Education and Research Institutions; Microeconomics; Design of Experiments. 6523 words.

Field experiments documenting positive treatment effects have a strong policy message: scale up! However, such experiments are typically implemented under close supervision of the research...

Can Free Provision Reduce Demand for Public Services? Evidence from Kenyan Education *

Tessa Bold, Mwangi Kimenyi, Germano Mwabu and Justin Sandefur.

in The World Bank Economic Review

June 2015; p ublished online January 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Education and Research Institutions; Economic Development. 13847 words.

In 2003 Kenya abolished user fees in all government primary schools. We show that this policy contributed to a shift in demand away from free schools, where net enrollment stagnated after...

Can Parental Migration Reduce Petty Corruption in Education?

Lisa Sofie Höckel, Manuel Santos Silva and Tobias Stöhr.

in The World Bank Economic Review

February 2018; p ublished online April 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Factor Movements and International Business; Education and Research Institutions; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Household Behaviour and Family Economics. 9348 words.

Abstract

The income generated from parental migration can increase funds available for children’s education. In countries where informal payments to teachers...

Can Your Child Read and Count? Measuring Learning Outcomes in East Africa

Sam Jones, Youdi Schipper, Sara Ruto and Rakesh Rajani.

in Journal of African Economies

November 2014; p ublished online June 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Education and Research Institutions. 10435 words.

The last 15 years have seen major changes to education systems in East Africa. Superficially, there is much to commend. Net primary enrolment rates have risen to over 90% alongside...

Cash or Condition? Evidence from a Cash Transfer Experiment

Sarah Baird, Craig McIntosh and Berk Özler.

in The Quarterly Journal of Economics

November 2011; p ublished online October 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Demographic Economics; Design of Experiments; Education and Research Institutions. 15424 words.

This article assesses the role of conditionality in cash transfer programs using a unique experiment targeted at adolescent girls in Malawi. The program featured two distinct interventions:...

Cash Transfers and Child Labor

Jacobus de Hoop and Furio C. Rosati.

in The World Bank Research Observer

August 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Education and Research Institutions; Development Planning and Policy. 12611 words.

Cash transfer programs are widely used in settings where child labor is prevalent. Although many of these programs are explicitly implemented to improve children's welfare, in theory their...

Catholic High Schools and Rural Academic Achievement

William Sander.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

February 1997; p ublished online February 1997 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Education and Research Institutions. 0 words.

In this paper the effects of rural Catholic high schools on achievement in mathematics, high school graduation rates, and the likelihood that high school graduates go on to college are...

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The Causal Effect of Education on Farm-related Disability: Evidence from a Compulsory Schooling Reform in Taiwan

Hung-Hao Chang and Chad D. Meyerhoefer.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

October 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Education and Research Institutions; Agricultural Economics. 7292 words.

We investigate the causal effect of education on the incidence and severity of farm-related disability. Our dataset is comprised of 75,708 farmers drawn from the Taiwanese Agriculture...

Cheap Talk in the Classroom: How Biased Grading at School Explains Gender Differences in Achievements, Career Choices and Wages

Lydia Mechtenberg.

in The Review of Economic Studies

October 2009; p ublished online October 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour; Demographic Economics; Education and Research Institutions. 15434 words.

In this paper, I provide a theoretical explanation for the gender differences in education and on the labour market that are observed empirically in most OECD (Organisation for Economic...

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