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Bosshardt, William B.; Walstad, William – Journal of Economic Education, 2019
In this study, the authors analyze the undergraduate economics coursework of U.S. college graduates who became pre-college classroom teachers. The results show that teachers successfully completed on average the equivalent of about half an economics course in their undergraduate coursework. About 6 in 10 teachers earned no course credits in…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Undergraduate Study, Economics Education, Elementary School Teachers
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Bosshardt, William; Walstad, William B. – Journal of Economic Education, 2018
The authors investigate the relationship between undergraduate economics coursework or majoring in economics and the debt behavior of the college graduates. The data come from the Baccalaureate and Beyond (B&B) longitudinal survey of the National Center for Education Statistics. College graduates who took courses in undergraduate economics or…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Outcomes of Education, Money Management, Undergraduate Study
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Bosshardt, William; Walstad, William B. – Journal of Economic Education, 2017
The Baccalaureate and Beyond study from the National Center for Education Statistics at the U.S. Department of Education contains a nationally representative set of transcript data from colleges and university graduates in the 2007-2008 academic year, the latest year for which such data are available. The authors use the transcript data to analyze…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Business Administration Education, College Graduates, Longitudinal Studies
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McDonald, Judith A.; Thornton, Robert J. – Journal of Economic Education, 2016
In the authors' 2011 "JEE" article, "Estimating Gender Wage Gaps," they described an interesting class project that allowed students to estimate the current gender earnings gap for recent college graduates using data from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). Unfortunately, since 2012, NACE no longer…
Descriptors: Salary Wage Differentials, Computation, Economics Education, Class Activities