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Title Contemporary economic perspectives in education / edited by Kristof de Witte
Published Leuven : Leuven University Press, [2015]
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Contents Introduction; Chapter 1; Systematic Reviews in Education Research: When Do Effect Studies Provide Evidence?; 1. Introduction; 2. First order conditions; 3. Second order conditions; 4. Third order conditions; 5. Applying the Inclusion Criteria in Practice; 6. Concluding remarks; Appendix A. Inclusion criteria used in review articles in the Review of Education, edition 2010; Chapter 2; Selection Bias in Educational Issues and the Use of Heckman's Sample Selection Model; 1. Introduction; 2. Selection bias and causality; 3. Heckman's sample selection model
4. Results5. Conclusions; Chapter 5; Schools' Efficiency and Equity: Evidence from a Stochastic Frontier Approach with Translog Specification; 1. Introduction; 2. Methodology and data; 3. Results and discussion; Appendix A; Chapter 6; Do Nurses React to Inter-Industry Wage Differentials? -- Evidence of Nursing Graduates in the Netherlands; 1. Introduction; 2. Wage differentials and job-related skills in the literature; 3. The life sciences and health industry in the Netherlands; 4. Conceptual framework; 5. Empirical strategy; 6. Data; 7. Descriptive statistics; 8. Results
4. The sample selection model in educational research5. Conclusion; Chapter 3; The Causal Effect of Single-Sex Education versus Coeducation on Motivation and Educational Attainments. Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Secondary Education; 1. Introduction; 2. Literature review; 3. Flemish education system; 4. Data and Experiment; 5. Quantitative analysis; 6. Qualitative analysis; 7. Conclusion and policy recommendations; Chapter 4; Benchmarking and Operational Management: an Application of Frontier Analysis to Dutch Secondary Education; 1. Introduction; 2. Methodology; 3. Data
Summary Efficiency and effectiveness in 'education economics'. 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
Notes 9. Discussion and conclusionsShort Author Bios of the Corresponding Authors
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Education -- Economic aspects.
Educational equalization -- Finance.
School management and organization.
Form Electronic book
Author Witte, K. de (Kristof), 1983- editor
ISBN 9461661584 (electronic bk.)
9789461661586 (electronic bk.)