Handbook of the Economics of Education

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Eric A Hanushek, F. Welch
Elsevier, Nov 13, 2006 - Business & Economics - 700 pages
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Contents

The Rise and Decline ? of Public Education in the United States
69
Chapter 3 Historical Perspectives on Racial Differences in Schooling in the United States
107
Chapter 4 Immigrants and Their Schooling
155
An International Perspective
189
A Survey
255
The Mincer Equation and Beyond
307
Chapter 8 The Social Value of Education and Human Capital
459
Chapter 9 Why Has BlackWhite Skill Convergence Stopped?
511
Chapter 10 Education and Nonmarket Outcomes
577
Chapter 11 Does Learning to Add up Add up? The Returns to Schooling in Aggregate Data
635
Chapter 12 Interpreting the Evidence on Life Cycle Skill Formation
697
Author Index
813
Subject Index
825
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