Contemporary Economic Perspectives in Education
Edited by Kristof De Witte
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Economists are well placed to study education. They are intrinsically interested in (public) spending. They want to examine whether resources are spent in an effective (i.e., doing the right things) and efficient (i.e., doing things right) way. By focusing on educational efficiency, economists can provide intuitive insights that engender more value for money. Moreover, the effectiveness concerns are related to the ‘evidence-based education’ idea. Contemporary Economic Perspectives in Education contributes to this growing field of ‘education economics’. This book provides a detailed approach to how economists treat earlier evidence, how they avoid measurement problems, and how they measure efficiency. Applications covered include the underperformance of boys, efficiency and equity in education, and inter-industry wage differentials in the health sector.
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Contributors: Tommaso Agasisti (Politecnico di Milano), Jos Blank (Delft University, Erasmus University Rotterdam), Sofie Cabus (Maastricht University), Nick Deschacht (KU Leuven), Kristof De Witte (KU Leuven, Maastricht University), Inge De Wolf (Inspectie Onderwijs, Maastricht University), Katie Goeman (KU Leuven), Olivier Holz (KU Leuven), Chris Van Klaveren (Maastricht University, University of Amsterdam).
Chapter 1: Systematic Reviews in Education Research: When Do Effect Studies Provide Evidence?
Chapter 2: Selection Bias in Educational Issues and the Use of Heckman's Sample Selection Model
Chapter 3: The Causal Effect of Single-Sex Education versus Coeducation on Motivation and Educational Attainments. Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Secondary Education
Chapter 5: Schools' Efficiency and Equity: Evidence from a Stochastic Frontier Approach with Translog Specification
Chapter 6: Do Nurses React to Inter-Industry Wage Differentials? -; Evidence of Nursing Graduates in the Netherlands
Short Author Bios of the Corresponding Authors
Format: Edited volume - paperback
Size: 240 × 160 mm
Publication: January 30, 2015
Stock item number: 94913
Kristof De Witte is an Associate Professor at the research group Leuven Economics of Education Research of the Faculty of Economics and Business at KU Leuven, and at the Top Institute for Evidence Based Education Research at Maastricht University.