Handbook of the Economics of Education

Handbook of the Economics of Education, 1st Edition

Handbook of the Economics of Education, 1st Edition,Eric A Hanushek,F. Welch,ISBN9780080465661

Hanushek   &   Welch   

North Holland



The Handbooks in Economics series provides various branches of economics with definitive reference sources

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The Handbooks in Economics series continues to provide the various branches of economics with handbooks which are definitive reference sources, suitable for use by professional researchers, advanced graduate students, or by those seeking a teaching supplement.

With contributions from leading researchers, each Handbook presents an accurate, self-contained survey of the current state of the topic under examination. These surveys summarize the most recent discussions in journals, and elucidate new developments.

Although original material is also included, the main aim of this series is the provision of comprehensive and accessible surveys.


Economists: professional researchers, advanced graduate students

Eric A Hanushek

Eric Hanushek is the Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University. He is also chairman of the Executive Committee for the Texas Schools Project at the University of Texas at Dallas, a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a member of the Koret Task Force on K-12 Education. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Board for Education Sciences and of the Governor's Advisory Committee on Education Excellence (California).

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Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA

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F. Welch

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Texas A & M University, College Stations, TX, USA

Handbook of the Economics of Education, 1st Edition

1. Post Schooling Wage Growth: Investment, Search and Learning
Yona Rubinstein and Yoram Weiss
2. Long Term Trends in Schooling: The Rise and Decline (?) of Public Education in the United States
Sandra E. Black and Kenneth L. Sokoloff
3. Historical Perspectives on Racial Differences in Schooling in the United States
William J. Collins and Robert A. Margo
4. Immigrants and Their Schooling
James P. Smith
5. Educational Wage Premia and the Distribution o f Earnings: An International Perspective
Franco Peracchi
6. Educational Wage Premiums and the U.S. Income Distribution: A Survey
Donald R. Deere and Jelena Vesovic
7. Earnings Functions, Rates of Return and Treatment Effects: The Mincer Equation and Beyond
James J. Heckman, Lance J. Lochner and Petra E. Todd
8. The Social Value of Education and Human Capital
Fabian Lange and Robert Topel
9. Why Has Black-White Skill Convergence Stopped?
Derek Neal
10. Education and Nonmarket Outcomes
Michael Grossman
11. Does Learning to Add Up Add Up? The Returns to Schooling in Aggregate Data
Lant Pritchett
12. Interpreting the Evidence on Life Cycle Skill Formation
Flavio Cunha, James J. Heckman, Lance Lochner and Dimitriy V. Masterov
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