Handbook of the Economics of Education

Edited by

  • Eric A Hanushek, 3 Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
  • F. Welch, Texas A & M University, College Stations, TX, USA

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.
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Economists: professional researchers, advanced graduate students


Book information

  • Published: October 2006
  • Imprint: NORTH-HOLLAND
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-51399-1

Table of Contents

1. Post Schooling Wage Growth: Investment, Search and Learning Yona Rubinstein and Yoram Weiss2. Long Term Trends in Schooling: The Rise and Decline (?) of Public Education in the United States Sandra E. Black and Kenneth L. Sokoloff3. Historical Perspectives on Racial Differences in Schooling in the United States William J. Collins and Robert A. Margo4. Immigrants and Their Schooling James P. Smith5. Educational Wage Premia and the Distribution o f Earnings: An International Perspective Franco Peracchi6. Educational Wage Premiums and the U.S. Income Distribution: A Survey Donald R. Deere and Jelena Vesovic7. Earnings Functions, Rates of Return and Treatment Effects: The Mincer Equation and BeyondJames J. Heckman, Lance J. Lochner and Petra E. Todd8. The Social Value of Education and Human CapitalFabian Lange and Robert Topel9. Why Has Black-White Skill Convergence Stopped?Derek Neal10. Education and Nonmarket Outcomes Michael Grossman11. Does Learning to Add Up Add Up? The Returns to Schooling in Aggregate Data Lant Pritchett12. Interpreting the Evidence on Life Cycle Skill Formation Flavio Cunha, James J. Heckman, Lance Lochner and Dimitriy V. Masterov