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The Economics of Schooling: Production and Efficiency in Public Schools
N RECENT YEARS, public and professional interest in schools has been heightened by a spate of reports, many of them critical of current school policy.' These policy documents have added to persistentExpand
Teachers, Schools, and Academic Achievement
Considerable controversy surrounds the impact of schools and teachers on the achievement of students. This paper disentangles the separate factors influencing achievement with special attention givenExpand
Assessing the Effects of School Resources on Student Performance: An Update
The relationship between school resources and student achievement has been controversial, in large part because it calls into question a variety of traditional policy approaches. This article reviewsExpand
The Trade-off between Child Quantity and Quality
  • E. Hanushek
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Political Economy
  • 1 February 1992
An empirical investigation of trade-offs between number of children and their scholastic performance confirms that family size directly affects children's achievement. Though parents show noExpand
Conceptual and Empirical Issues in the Estimation of Educational Production Functions
Measuring educational performance and understanding its determinants are important for designing policies with respect to such varying issues as teacher accountability, educational finance systems,Expand
Do better schools lead to more growth? Cognitive skills, economic outcomes, and causation
We develop a new metric for the distribution of educational achievement across countries that can further track the cognitive skill distribution within countries and over time. Cross-country growthExpand
The role of cognitive skills in economic development
The role of improved schooling, a central part of most development strategies, has become controversial because expansion of school attainment has not guaranteed improved economic conditions. ThisExpand
Generalizations about Using Value-Added Measures of Teacher Quality
The extensive investigation of the contribution of teachers to student achievement produces two generally accepted results. First, there is sub stantial variation in teacher quality as measured byExpand
Returns to Skills Around the World: Evidence from PIAAC
Existing estimates of the labor-market returns to human capital give a distorted picture of the role of skills across different economies. International comparisons of earnings analyses rely almostExpand
The Impact of Differential Expenditures on School Performance
Two decades of research into educational production functions have produced startlingly consistent results: Variations in school expenditures are not systematically related to variations in studentExpand