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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
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The Failure of Input-Based Schooling Policies
In an effort to improve the quality of schools, governments around the world have dramatically increased the resources devoted to them. By concentrating on inputs and ignoring the incentives withinExpand
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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
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The Trade-off between Child Quantity and Quality
  • E. Hanushek
  • Economics
  • 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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The Economic Value of Higher Teacher Quality
Most analyses of teacher quality end without any assessment of the economic value of altered teacher quality. This paper combines information about teacher effectiveness with the economic impact ofExpand
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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
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