Handbook of the Economics of Education

Handbook of the Economics of Education

by Eric A Hanushek
     
 

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ISBN-10: 044451399X

ISBN-13: 9780444513991

Pub. Date: 11/27/2006

Publisher: Elsevier Science

The volume of research into the economics of education has grown rapidly in recent years. In this comprehensive new Handbook, editors Eric Hanushek, Stephen Machin, and Ludger Woessmann assemble original contributions from leading researchers, addressing contemporary advances in the field. Each chapter illuminates major methodological and theoretical developments

Overview

The volume of research into the economics of education has grown rapidly in recent years. In this comprehensive new Handbook, editors Eric Hanushek, Stephen Machin, and Ludger Woessmann assemble original contributions from leading researchers, addressing contemporary advances in the field. Each chapter illuminates major methodological and theoretical developments and directs the reader to productive new lines of research. As a result, these concise overviews of the existing literature offer an essential ‘jumpstart’ for both students and researchers alike.

  • Demonstrates how new methodologies are yielding fresh perspectives in education economics
  • Uses rich data to study issues of high contemporary policy relevance
  • Explores innovations in higher education, competition, and the uses of technology

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780444513991
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
11/27/2006
Series:
Handbooks in Economics
Pages:
700
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Competition – among private schools and among public schools Charter schools Developing country education policies Methodology – the use and interpretation of randomized field trials Methodology – use of administrative data including register data, accountability information, etc. Field of study – field choice, scientists and engineers, post-graduate Principals, management School structure (age of entry, middle schools, length of year/day, grade repetition) Cash transfers Technology – use, impact, promise Retirement and pensions of teachers Teacher Impacts Debt, credit, and college participation Incentives for schools, teachers, and kids Gender and education Adult education and training Earnings – tasks and skills

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