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The contributors provide an economic perspective on a wide range of education-related issues related to K-12 and higher education.


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Download 1. Introduction / Emily P. Hoffman (744 KB)

Download 2. The Economics of Education for At-Risk Students / Henry M. Levin (1.5 MB)

Download 3. Can Equity Be Separated from Effieciency in School Finance Debates? / Eric A. Hanushek (2.5 MB)

Download 4. Can Schools Be Held Accountable for Good Performance? / Robert H. Meyer (1.7 MB)

Download 5. College Choice, Academic Achievement and Future Earnings / Estelle James (1.5 MB)

Download 6. The Financial Squeeze on Higher Education Institutions and Students / W. Lee Hansen (1.5 MB)

Download 7. The Economics of Education in a World Of Change / Mary Jean Bowman (823 KB)


Papers were originally presented during the 1991-1992 academic year as the 28th annual Public Lecture Series organized by the Department of Economics at Western Michigan University.


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EDUCATION; K-12 Education; Postsecondary education

Essays on the Economics of Education




Hoffman, Emily P., ed. 1993. Essays on the Economics of Education. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.

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