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Private schools and school enrollment in Chicago

Does enrollment in private school increase educational attainment? After reviewing some research on national trends concerning private (versus public) schooling, the author examines how private school options in the Chicago metropolitan area might affect academic achievement for various demographic groups.
Chicago Fed Letter , Issue Oct

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College major choice and the gender gap

Males and females are markedly different in their choice of college major. Two main reasons have been suggested for the gender gap: differences in innate abilities and differences in preferences. This paper addresses the question of how college majors are chosen, focusing on the underlying gender gap. Since observed choices may be consistent with many combinations of expectations and preferences, I use a unique data set of Northwestern University sophomores that contains the students' subjective expectations about choice-specific outcomes. I estimate a choice model where selection of college ...
Staff Reports , Paper 364

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Household financial management: the connection between knowledge and behavior

Consumer financial literacy has become a growing concern to educators, community groups, businesses, government agencies, and policymakers. Correspondingly, there has been an increase in the number and types of financial education programs available to households. Many of these programs focus on providing information to consumers and operate under the implicit assumption that increases in information and knowledge will lead to changes in financial-management practices and behaviors. ; This article focuses on four financial-management activities--cash-flow management, credit management, ...
Federal Reserve Bulletin , Issue Jul

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What do America's \\"traditional\\" forms of school choice teach us about school choice reforms?

The author explores the effectiveness of the two most-established forms of school choice in the United States--choice among public school districts and the choice between public and private schools. She finds that traditional school choice improves the quality of schooling by increasing competition among schools. An additional benefit, the author argues, is that parents who have greater choice are more likely to be involved in their children's schooling. The author concludes that lessons from traditional school choice will be important in analyzing school choice reform.
Economic Policy Review , Volume 4 , Issue Mar , Pages 47-59

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Higher education translates into big business

EconSouth , Volume 2 , Issue Q2 , Pages 8-13

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The two-legged stool: the neglected role of educational standards in improving America's public schools

The author notes that raising the school-leaving age and increasing the amount of spending per pupil have been extremely important public school reforms. However, he says, sizable improvements in school quality will only be evident when these two reforms are complemented by higher standards--and when students' abilities to meet these standards are tested.
Economic Policy Review , Volume 4 , Issue Mar , Pages 97-116

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The ABCs of ECD

Conference explores the latest research on the economics of early childhood development
The Region , Volume 17 , Issue Dec , Pages 20-24

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Who values economic literacy?

The Region , Volume 12 , Issue Dec , Pages 44-48

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Measuring the effect of school choice on economic outcomes

In measuring the returns to education, economists usually focus on the number of years of schooling. But many people would say that the quality of schooling matters, too, even at the high school level. Does the type of high school attended make a difference in future income?
The Regional Economist , Issue Oct , Pages 5-9

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Human capital and economic growth

Proceedings - Economic Policy Symposium - Jackson Hole

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