Economics of Education Review 70:1 Published on LearnTechLib

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Monetary substitution of loans, earnings, and need-based aid in postsecondary education: The impact of Pell Grant eligibility

Brent J. Evans & Tuan D. Nguyen
By applying a regression discontinuity design to national data of students at four-year colleges, this study identifies the average substitution effects of exogenously received increases of grant aid on hours … More

Signaling or better human capital: Evidence from Colombia

Felipe Barrera-Osorio & Hernando Bayona-Rodríguez
We use data from the admissions process from a highly selective private university in Colombia to analyze the impact of prestigious university attendance on the education trajectory and labor market … More

Does education foster trust? Evidence from compulsory schooling reform in the UK

Songtao Yang
Although many studies document that education and trust are positively correlated, few studies examine whether this correlation represents a causal effect. This paper fills in the gap with data from … More

Does primary school duration matter? Evaluating the consequences of a large Chinese policy experiment

Alex Eble & Feng Hu
Nearly all governments provide primary schooling, but surprisingly little is known about how changes to the duration of primary school affect educational attainment and performance in the labor market. We … More

Are changes of major major changes? The roles of grades, gender, and preferences in college major switching

Carmen Astorne-Figari & Jamin D. Speer
The choice of college major is a key stage in the career search, and over a third of college students switch majors at least once. We provide the first comprehensive … More

School bus emissions, student health and academic performance

Wes Austin, Garth Heutel & Daniel Kreisman
Diesel emissions from school buses expose children to high levels of air pollution; retrofitting bus engines can substantially reduce this exposure. Using variation from 2656 retrofits across Georgia, we estimate … More

Inequalities in adolescent learning: Does the timing and persistence of food insecurity at home matter?

Elisabetta Aurino, Jasmine Fledderjohann & Sukumar Vellakkal
We investigated inequalities in learning achievements at 12 years by household food insecurity trajectories at ages 5, 8 and 12 years in a longitudinal sample of 1,911 Indian children. Estimates … More

Promoting cognitive and soft skills acquisition in a disadvantaged public school system: Evidence from the Nurture thru Nature randomized experiment

Radha Jagannathan, Michael J. Camasso & Maia Delacalle
It is widely acknowledged that our public schools have failed to produce sufficient levels of high quality STEM education. The mathematics and science performance of minority and disadvantaged students has … More

The longer the better? The impact of the 2012 apprenticeship reform in England on achievement and labour market outcomes

Vahé Nafilyan & Stefan Speckesser
We analyse the effects of a 2012 reform, which increased the duration of many service sector apprenticeships, while leaving many other apprenticeships, including some in the service sector, unaffected. Using … More

School resources and labor market outcomes: Evidence from early twentieth-century Georgia

Richard B. Baker
The relationship between school resources and students’ labor market outcomes has been a topic of debate among economists for the last half-century. The release of the 1940 United States census, … More

The STEM requirements of “Non-STEM” jobs: Evidence from UK online vacancy postings

Inna Grinis
Are employers in “non-STEM” occupations (e.g. "Graphic Designers, Economists") interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) graduates because of the knowledge and skills they acquired through their STEM education … More

The spillover benefits of expanding access to preschool

Breyon J. Williams
I ask do spillover benefits exist from preschool. I exploit district and time variation in access to a state preschool program (CDEP) that targets disadvantaged four-year-olds (those eligible for free … More

Moving the classroom to the computer lab: Can online learning with in-person support improve outcomes in community colleges?

Whitney Kozakowski
Colleges are experimenting with integrating technology into the classroom to improve student learning and reduce costs. While fully online models appear to have negative effects on student learning compared to … More