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The Impact of School Resources on Women's Earnings and Educational Attainment: Findings from the National Longitudinal Survey of Young Women

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    The article measures the impact of high school resources on women's educational attainment and earnings. No link emerges between education and school resources as measured by the pupil-teacher ratio, spending per pupil, teachers' starting salaries, or books per student. For white women, no significant connection between school resources and wages is found. But school inputs are in several cases significantly and positively related to black women's wages. Wage elasticities with respect to school inputs are uniformly larger for black women. Finally, the impact of school resources on earnings remains constant or in some cases weakens as workers grow older. Copyright 2001 by University of Chicago Press.

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    Article provided by University of Chicago Press in its journal Journal of Labor Economics.

    Volume (Year): 19 (2001)
    Issue (Month): 3 (July)
    Pages: 635-57

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    Handle: RePEc:ucp:jlabec:v:19:y:2001:i:3:p:635-57

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    1. Ammermüller, Andreas, 2005. "Educational Opportunities and the Role of Institutions," ZEW Discussion Papers 05-44, ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research.
    2. Vandenberghe, V. & Robin, S., 2004. "Evaluating the effectiveness of private education across countries: a comparison of methods," Labour Economics, Elsevier, vol. 11(4), pages 487-506, August.
    3. Ammermüller,Andreas, 2005. "Educational Opportunities and the Role of Institutions," ROA Research Memorandum 004, Maastricht University, Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA).
    4. Ozkan Eren & Daniel J. Henderson, 2008. "The impact of homework on student achievement," Econometrics Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 11(2), pages 326-348, 07.
    5. Lavy, Victor, 2012. "Expanding School Resources and Increasing Time on Task: Effects of a Policy Experiment in Israel on Student Academic Achievement and Behaviour," CAGE Online Working Paper Series 95, Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE).
    6. George M. Holmes, . "Does school choice increase school quality?," Working Papers 0106, East Carolina University, Department of Economics.
    7. Vincent , VANDENBERGHE, 2003. "Private, Private Government-Dependent and Public Schools. An International Effectiveness Analysis," Discussion Papers (IRES - Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales) 2003029, Université catholique de Louvain, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES).
    8. Vincent Vandenberghe, 2003. "Private, Private Government-Dependent and Public schools. An International Effectiveness Analysis," Public Economics 0312004, EconWPA.
    9. Marcotte, Dave E., 2007. "Schooling and test scores: A mother-natural experiment," Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, vol. 26(5), pages 629-640, October.

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