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Title Assessing educational practices : the contribution of economics / edited by William E. Becker and William J. Baumol.
Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 1996.

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Subject Educational evaluation -- United States.
Education -- Economic aspects -- United States.
Educational productivity -- United States.
Human capital -- United States.
Teachers -- Salaries, etc. -- United States.
Alt Name Becker, William E.
Baumol, William J.
Description 1 online resource (viii, 283 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Assessing Educational Practices introduces the nonspecialist to the research methods used by economists in studies of educational practices and institutions. The nine chapters explain the ways economists think about teachers' salaries, student achievement, class size, school organization, and other subjects of current debate in education. Each author demonstrates how methods used in economics can be applied to measure the success and failure of educational practices.
Contents The Economist's approaches / William J. Baumol and William E. Becker -- Some economies of precollege teaching / Frederick Flyer and Sherwin Rosen -- Making U.S. schools competitive / Rendigs Fels -- The Economics of market choice and at-risk students / Masato Aoki and Susan F. Feiner -- Incentives to study and the organization of secondary instruction / John H. Bishop -- The Economic return to school quality / David Card and Alan B. Krueger -- The Value of repeat data for individual students / Charles R. Link and James G. Mulligan -- Methods of teacher remuneration: merit pay and career ladders / Elchanan Cohn -- Teacher salaries and teacher retention / Peter Dolton and Wilbert van der Klaauw.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0585133093 (electronic bk.)
9780585133096 (electronic bk.)
0262023989 (hc ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 44963536
Additional Format Print version: Assessing educational practices. Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 1996 0262023989 (DLC) 95019803 (OCoLC)32549105
Table of Contents
 Figures and Tables 
 1The Economist's Approaches / William J. Baumol, William E. Becker1
 The Education Industry, Production Functions and Cost/Benefit Analysis 
 2Some Economies of Precollege Teaching / Frederick Flyer, Sherwin Rosen17
 3Making U.S. Schools Competitive / Rendigs Fels41
 4The Economics of Market Choice and At-Risk Students / Masato Aoki, Susan F. Feiner75
 5Incentives to Study and the Organization of Secondary Instruction / John H. Bishop99
 Student Performance and Panel Data Analysis 
 6The Economic Return to School Quality / David Card, Alan B. Krueger161
 7The Value of Repeat Data for Individual Students / Charles R. Link, James G. Mulligan183
 Teacher Compensation and Duration Analysis 
 8Methods of Teacher Remuneration: Merit Pay and Career Ladders / Elchanan Cohn209
 9Teacher Salaries and Teacher Retention / Peter Dolton, Wilbert van der Klaauw239
 About the Editors273

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