Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, c2004.
xii, 860 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Introduction 1. Human Capital and Rates of Return 2. Signalling and Screening 3. The Economic Assessment of Training Schemes 4. Education and Economic Growth 5. Skill-Biased Technical Change and Educational Outcomes 6. The Social and External Benefits of Education 7. School Finance 8. Funding Higher Education 9. Exploring the Effect of Class Size on Student Achievement: What Have We Learned Over the Past Two Decades? 10. The Economics of Secondary Schooling 11. Determinants of Educational Success in Higher Education 12. Standards and Grade Inflation 13. The School-to-Work Transition 14. The Labour Market for Teachers 15. Multi-product Cost Functions for Universities: Economies of Scale and Scope 16. Efficiency Measurement 17. Education, Child Labour and Development 18. Education and Housing Index Contributors: S.L. Averett, S. Bradley, S. Brown, E. Cohn, S.T. Cooper, P.J. Dolton, D. Greenaway, M. Haynes, W.H. Hoyt, S. Jafarey, G. Johnes, J. Johnes, S. Lahiri, S. Machin, M.C. McLennan, W.W. McMahon, D. Mitch, R.A. Naylor, A.N. Nguyen, H.A. Patrinos, G. Psacharopoulos, P. Santiago, J.G. Sessions, J. Smith, P. Stevens, J. Taylor, M. Weale.
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