Handbook of the Economics of Education, Volume 1

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Eric Alan Hanushek, Finis Welch
Elsevier, 2006 - Business & Economics - 812 pages
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The Handbooks in Economics series continues to provide the various branches of economics with handbooks which are definitive reference sources, suitable for use by professional researchers, advanced graduate students, or by those seeking a teaching supplement.

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Contents

Chapter
2
Basic findings and their interpretation
35
Data and sampleinclusion criteria
62
Chapter 2
69
Chapter 12
70
Chapter 1
73
References
103
Chapter 8
107
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397
Distinguishing heterogeneity from uncertainty
417
Summary and conclusions
442
Chapter 17
448
Interpreting the Evidence on Life Cycle Skill Formation
453
The Social Value of Education and Human Capital
459
Appendix
505
Chapter 9
511

Chapter 3
109
Acknowledgements
149
Chapter 4
155
Introduction
157
Conclusions
186
Chapter 4
187
Empirical evidence
217
Education and the distribution of personal earnings
235
Acknowledgements
249
Chapter 6
255
Chapter 6
257
Increases in the return to human capital and the wage structure
265
Differences in enrollment characteristics and earnings
290
Concluding remarks
298
Chapter 7
307
Chapter 7
311
The Mincer Equation
343
Chapter 9
513
Teacher Quality
566
Acknowledgements
573
Chapter 10
579
Acknowledgements
627
Chapter 11
635
Chapter 11
639
Directions forward on estimating crossnational returns to schooling
686
Acknowledgements
692
FLAVIO CUNHA JAMES J HECKMAN LANCE LOCHNER AND DIM
697
Chapter 12
701
Acknowledgements
802
Interpreting the Evidence on Lite Cycle Skill Formation
813
Subject Index 113
825
Chapter 14
831
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Eric Hanushek is the Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University. He is also chairman of the Executive Committee for the Texas Schools Project at the University of Texas at Dallas, a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a member of the Koret Task Force on K-12 Education. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Board for Education Sciences and of the Governor's Advisory Committee on Education Excellence (California).

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