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The Routledge Handbook of the Economics of Education

Edited By

Brian P. McCall

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ISBN 9780367194581
December 31, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
656 Pages 58 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The economics of education is a burgeoning area of study, employing increasingly sophisticated analytical tools to answer questions with high societal impact. Thus, the aim of this handbook is to provide readers with an up-to-update overview of the current state of the field of the economics of education and its main areas of research.

This comprehensive handbook provides an authoritative overview of key theoretical and policy areas, covering topics like econometric methods for education economics, returns to education, competition in education provision, education and economic growth, and education and inequality. It reviews the current state of research from early childhood through post-graduate education as well as adult education and life-long learning. Offering a truly international perspective, the handbook benefits from a global group of contributors and attention to both developed and developing country contexts.

The Routledge Handbook of the Economics of Education will be a valuable resource for advanced students, researchers and policymakers across economics, education, and public policy.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1 Econometric Methods for Education 2 Early Childhood Education in the United States: What, When, Where, Who, How, and Why 3 Nearly three decades into the charter school movement, what has research told us about charter schools? 4 School Accountability 5 Evaluating Teacher Effectiveness: A Review of Historical Developments and Current Trends 6 Is education different? A review of the voucher literature and lessons for implementation 7 Teacher Labor Markets: What have we learned over the last decade? 8 Teacher Labor Markets in Developing Countries 9 School Resources and Educational Outcomes in Developing Countries 10 Peer Effects in Education 11 Socio-economic inequalities in education beyond the early years 12 Factors Shaping College Investment and Enrollment Gaps 13 Vocational Education: An International Perspective 14 Student Persistence and Bachelor's Degree Completion 15 College Majors 16 Student Loan Borrowing and Repayment Decisions: Risks and Contingencies 17 For-Profit Colleges in the United States: Insights from Two Decades of Research 18 Competition in Higher Education 19 Education and Economic Growth

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Brian P. McCall is a Professor of Education, Economics and Public Policy at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. He is a former co-editor of Economics of Education Review. His current research interests in the economics of education include the effect of scholarships on college persistence, completion, and earnings, the effect of college enrolment delay on college completion, and the impact of the great recession on educational attainment and earnings. He received his PhD in economics from Princeton University in 1988.