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Modern Classics In The Economics Of Education

Modern Classics In The Economics Of Education

Clive R. Belfield

Edited by Clive R. Belfield, Assistant Professor of Economics, Queens College, City University of New York, US

Two volume set 2006 936 pp Hardback 978 1 84542 253 0

Hardback £255.00 on-line price £229.50

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Series: The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics series






Description
For this collection, Clive Belfield has selected the most significant recently published articles on the economics of education. Contemporary in the best sense, the articles analyse current concerns, building on what has been established to date and foreshadowing future developments. The articles address important questions, such as the microeconomic outcomes of education, whether education promotes economic growth, and how education systems should be organized in order to meet efficiency and equity goals.

Contents
36 articles, dating from 1994 to 2005 Contributors include: J.R. Betts, E. Duflo, J. Grogger, E.A. Hanushek, J.F. Kain, A. Krueger, S. Raphael, S.G. Rivkin, C. Rouse, J.R.W. Temple

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For this collection, Clive Belfield has selected the most significant recently published articles on the economics of education. Contemporary in the best sense, the articles analyse current concerns, building on what has been established to date and foreshadowing future developments. The articles address important questions, such as the microeconomic outcomes of education, whether education promotes economic growth, and how education systems should be organized in order to meet efficiency and equity goals.

The two-volume set provides a single reference source to current research which is influential and important to the development of the economics of education.

The editor gives a comprehensive overview of the topics covered in an authoritative new introduction.

Full table of contents

Contents
Volume I
Acknowledgements
Introduction Clive R. Belfield
PART I THE MICROECONOMIC BENEFITS OF EDUCATION
A Education and the Productivity of Labor
1. Alan Krueger and Cecilia Rouse (1998), ‘The Effect of Workplace Education on Earnings, Turnover, and Job Performance’
2. Peter Cappelli (2004), ‘Why do Employers Pay for College?’
3. Peter Gottschalk and Michael Hansen (2003), ‘Is the Proportion of College Workers in Noncollege Jobs Increasing?’
4. David Card and John E. DiNardo (2002), ‘Skill-Biased Technological Change and Rising Wage Inequality: Some Problems and Puzzles’
5. Xiaogang Wu and Yu Xie (2003), ‘Does the Market Pay Off? Earnings Returns to Education in Urban China’
6. Edward J. Bird, Johannes Schwarze and Gert G. Wagner (1994), ‘Wage Effects of the Move toward Free Markets in East Germany’
7. Ricardo Godoy, Dean S. Karlan, Shanti Rabindran and Tomás Huanca (2005), ‘Do Modern Forms of Human Capital Matter in Primitive Economies? Comparative Evidence from Bolivia’
8. Sharada Weir and John Knight (2004), ‘Externality Effects of Education: Dynamics of the Adoption and Diffusion of an Innovation in Rural Ethiopia’
B Public and Private Non-market Benefits
9. Lance Lochner and Enrico Moretti (2004), ‘The Effect of Education on Crime: Evidence from Prison Inmates, Arrests, and Self-Reports’
10. Adriana Lleras-Muney (2005), ‘The Relationship Between Education and Adult Mortality in the United States’
11. Clara E. Dismuke and F. Michael Kunz Jr. (2004), ‘Disentangling the Effect of Education on Emergency Department Utilization’
12. Jere R. Behrman, Andrew D. Foster, Mark R. Rosenzweig and Prem Vashishtha (1999), ‘Women’s Schooling, Home Teaching, and Economic Growth’
13. Kevin Milligan, Enrico Moretti and Philip Oreopoulos (2004), ‘Does Education Improve Citizenship? Evidence from the United States and the United Kingdom’
Name Index

Volume II
Acknowledgements
An introduction by the editor to both volumes appears in Volume I
PART II MACROECONOMIC GROWTH AND EDUCATION
A Evidence
14. Alan B. Krueger and Mikael Lindahl (2001), ‘Education for Growth: Why and For Whom?’
15. Jonathan R.W. Temple (2001), ‘Generalizations That Aren't? Evidence on Education and Growth’
16. Ludger Wössmann (2003), ‘Specifying Human Capital’
B The Accumulation of Human Capital
17. Zhiqiang Liu (2003), ‘The Economic Impact and Determinants of Investment in Human and Political Capital in China’
18. Suzanne Duryea and Mary Arends-Kuenning (2003), ‘School Attendance, Child Labor and Local Labor Market Fluctuations in Urban Brazil’
19. Martin Ravallion and Quentin Wodon (2000), ‘Does Child Labour Displace Schooling? Evidence on Behavioural Responses to an Enrollment Subsidy’
20. Michel Beine, Frédéric Docquier and Hillel Rapoport (2001), ‘Brain Drain and Economic Growth: Theory and Evidence’
C Education and Social Change
21. Enrico Moretti (2004), ‘Estimating the Social Return to Higher Education: Evidence from Longitudinal and Repeated Cross-Sectional Data’
22. Thorvaldur Gylfason (2001), ‘Natural Resources, Education, and Economic Development’
23. Mark Gradstein and Moshe Justman (2000), ‘Human Capital, Social Capital, and Public Schooling’
PART III THE ORGANIZATION AND EFFICIENCY OF EDUCATION SYSTEMS
A Organization of the School System
24. Eric A. Hanushek, John F. Kain and Steven G. Rivkin (2004), ‘Disruption versus Tiebout Improvement: The Costs and Benefits of Switching Schools’
25. J.S. Ferris and E.G. West (2004), ‘Economies of Scale, School Violence and the Optimal Size of Schools’
26. Alejandro Gaviria and Steven Raphael (2001), ‘School-Based Peer Effects and Juvenile Behavior’
B Economic Evaluations of Educational Programs, Technologies and Investments
27. Arthur J. Reynolds, Judy A. Temple, Dylan L. Robertson and Emily A. Mann (2002), ‘Age 21 Cost–Benefit Analysis of the Title I Chicago Child-Parent Centers’
28. T. Paul Schultz (2004), ‘School Subsidies for the Poor: Evaluating the Mexican Progresa Poverty Program’
29. Julian R. Betts and Jeff Grogger (2003), ‘The Impact of Grading Standards on Student Achievement, Educational Attainment, and Entry-Level Earnings’
30. Esther Duflo (2004), ‘The Medium Run Effects of Educational Expansion: Evidence from a Large School Construction Program in Indonesia’
C The Political Economy of Education
31. Robert Dur, Coen Teulings and Thijs van Rens (2004), ‘Should Higher Education Subsidies Depend on Parental Income?’
32. Thomas A. Husted and Lawrence W. Kenny (2002), ‘The Legacy of Serrano: The Impact of Mandated Equal Spending on Private School Enrollment’
33. Ross Rubenstein and Benjamin Scafidi (2002), ‘Who Pays and Who Benefits? Examining the Distributional Consequences of the Georgia Lottery for Education’
34. Charles T. Clotfelter, Helen F. Ladd, Jacob L. Vigdor and Roger Aliaga Diaz (2004), ‘Do School Accountability Systems Make it More Difficult for Low-Performing Schools to Attract and Retain High-Quality Teachers?’
35. Melissa Binder and Christopher Woodruff (2002), ‘Inequality and Intergenerational Mobility in Schooling: The Case of Mexico’
36. Jo Blanden and Stephen Machin (2004), ‘Educational Inequality and the Expansion of UK Higher Education’
Name Index



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