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Schools and the equal opportunity problem

Author: Ludger Woessmann; Paul E Peterson
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2007.
Series: CESifo seminar series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Leading researchers from the United States and Europe report on new findings on the effect of education on equal opportunity, using economic and statistical techniques to assess the results of education policy reform in countries including the United Stat.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Schools and the equal opportunity problem.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2006046908
(OCoLC)74460539
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ludger Woessmann; Paul E Peterson
ISBN: 9780262286381 0262286386 9781429479691 1429479698 1282098977 9781282098978
OCLC Number: 156909199
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 327 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction : schools and the equal opportunity problem / Paul E. Peterson and Ludger Woessmann --
Education expansion and intergenerational mobility in Britain / Stephen Machin --
Education and earnings over the life cycle : longitudinal age-earnings profiles from Sweden / Sofia Sandgren --
Peer effects in North Carolina public schools / Jacob Vigdor and Thomas Nechyba --
The heterogeneous effect of selection in UK secondary schools / Fernando Galindo-Rueda and Anna Vignoles --
The optimal timing of school tracking : a general model with calibration for Germany / Giorgio Brunello, Massimo Giannini, and Kenn Ariga --
Some U.S. evidence on how the distribution of educational outcomes can be changed / Eric A. Hanushek --
The effectiveness of human-capital policies for disadvantaged groups in the Netherlands / Edwin Leuven and Hessel Oosterbeek --
Equalizing opportunity for racial and socioeconomic groups in the United States through educational-finance reform / Julian R. Betts and John E. Roemer --
Educational reform and disadvantaged students in the United States / John H. Bishop and Ferran Mane --
The impact of school choice on sorting by ability and socioeconomic factors in English secondary education / Simon Burgess, Brendon McConnell, Carol Propper and Deborah Wilson --
The impact of perceived public-school quality on private-school choice in Italy / Daniele Checchi and Tullio Jappelli.
Series Title: CESifo seminar series.
Responsibility: edited by Ludger Woessmann and Paul E. Peterson.

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