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Bowman, Mary J. – Economics of Education Review, 1987
Proves that the same single-period structure in relationships among schooling, experience, and earnings can have sharply contrasting meanings for life cycle patterns. Returns on investment in human resources, productivity, and higher education depend on the static or dynamic nature of society, not on the society's wealth or poverty. Includes three…
Descriptors: Cohort Analysis, Cost Effectiveness, Economic Factors, Educational Economics
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Ziderman, Adrian – Economics of Education Review, 1987
The earnings of former trainees for the skilled trades in Israel were monitored over a seven-year period. While no significant differences were found between graduates of one-year adult training courses and similar programs for teenagers, postponement of training until the 20's is not a paying proposition. Contains one figure, two tables, and 15…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Cost Effectiveness, Followup Studies, Foreign Countries
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Jimenez, Emmanuel; Tan, Jee-Peng – Economics of Education Review, 1987
Uses Colombian data to examine the impact on equity if ability, rather than willingness to pay private school costs, determined which secondary school graduates enter postsecondary education. Results show that individuals from lower socioeconomic strata would gain by this reform mechanism, but that the proportion of female students would decline.…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Access to Education, College Admission, College Entrance Examinations
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Monk, David H. – Economics of Education Review, 1987
If economies of scale are important in secondary education, a greater degree of resource specialization and curriculum comprehensiveness should occur in larger secondary schools. Using New York State schools data, this study shows that scale economy sources are exhausted at relatively small enrollment levels, allowing only trivial gains in…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Enrollment Influences, Resource Allocation, School Size
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Ritzen, J. M. M. – Economics of Education Review, 1987
Models the interaction between human capital supply and demand with a production block and a labor supply block explored empirically for the Netherlands on a time-series basis. Simulates economic development, assuming a 20-year international business cycle. Shows government stabilization policy as effective in maximizing long-range growth.…
Descriptors: Business Cycles, Economic Development, Human Capital, Labor Supply
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King, Elizabeth M.; Lillard, Lee A. – Economics of Education Review, 1987
Aggregate schooling levels have risen greatly since the 1960's in Malaysia and the Philippines. This paper examines the extent to which indivduals' family background and government educational policies together influence schooling levels. Results suggest that policies have significantly affected attainment and distribution levels in both…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education
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McMahon, Walter W. – Economics of Education Review, 1987
Discusses the overall efficiency of investment in primary and secondary education and technology transfer via investment both in physical capital and higher education in 30 of the poorest African countries. A high (21.2 percent) rate of return to investment in primary and secondary education was found. Includes six tables and 20 references. (MLH)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Woodhall, Maureen – Economics of Education Review, 1987
During the 1970's, rapid growth in the number of foreign students led several countries to introduce quotas or differential fees. This paper analyzes the effects of Britain's full-cost fees (instituted in 1980), which caused a reduction of students from developing countries. A targeted scholarship policy is helping to redress this imbalance.…
Descriptors: Enrollment Trends, Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Higher Education
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Soon, Lee-Ying – Economics of Education Review, 1987
Incorporates occupational choice into a model of wage determination and self-employment activities. The self-selection model stresses managerial ability and capital market imperfections in determining an individual's choice between wage and self-employment. Results show different earning structures and partly confirm the human capital model.…
Descriptors: Capital, Career Choice, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Velez, Eduardo; Psacharopoulos, George – Economics of Education Review, 1987
Refutes the argument for diversifying the secondary school curriculum in developing countries to produce a closer fit between education and the world of work. A followup study of Colombian secondary school graduates of diversified and non-diversified schools discloses no external positive efficiency effects on such curricular innovation. Includes…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Economic Factors, Educational Economics, Followup Studies
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Behrman, Jere R. – Economics of Education Review, 1987
Surveys issues related to recent and prospective schooling investment in developing countries, including educational levels, changes, and demands between 1960-81, and identifies under- and over-achieving countries. Standard estimates overstate schooling impacts by not controlling for school quality, childhood family background, and geographical…
Descriptors: Cohort Analysis, Educational Attainment, Educational Economics, Elementary Secondary Education
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Jamison, Dean T.; Van der Gaag, Jacques – Economics of Education Review, 1987
Data from a household survey in northwestern China help assess education's impact on employment status and earnings of urban dwellers and on the value of small farm output. As in other developing countries, children of poorly educated, rural-dwelling parents perform less well than those of better educated, urban-dwelling parents. Includes eight…
Descriptors: Economic Factors, Educational Attainment, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment