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International Handbook on the Economics of Education

Elgar Original Reference

Genres: Education, Economics
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Published: 28th Oct 2004
Dimensions: w 234mm h 156mm d 20mm
Weight: 1438g
ISBN-10: 184376119X
ISBN-13: 9781843761198
Barcode No: 9781843761198
Synopsis
This major Handbook comprehensively surveys the rapidly growing field of the economics of education. It is unique in that it comprises original contributions on an exceptional range of topics from a review of human capital, signalling and screening models, to consideration of issues such as educational externalities and economic growth, funding models, determinants of educational success, the educational production function, educational standards and efficiency measurement. Labour market issues such as the market for teachers and the transition of students from school to work are also explored. The International Handbook on the Economics of Education will be warmly welcomed by academic economists, educational researchers and practitioners in educational management as well as policymakers. Comprising specially commissioned articles, the Handbook will become indispensable reference for this ever topical field of study.

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'... is a voluminous and timely collection of 18 essays that addresses a number of core issues on the economics of education... An exhaustive survey of the literature on the role of universities as multi-product firms at various levels and disciplines identifies the nature of the economies of scope and scale. This enriches the volume further.' -- Economic Analysis & Policy '... the endeavour of bringing together very knowledgeable contributors,