Posts Tagged ‘education’

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    Education Matters

    Dec 21, 10 • 214 Views • Behavioral Economics, Economic Debates, Government, Households, Labor, Macroeconomic Measurement, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    The NY Times tells us that students who graduate from “elite” colleges could be more likely than those at less elite schools to earn more and attend a prestigious graduate school. As a result, although the initial cost may be high, the benefit,

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    Are You Middle Class?

    Dec 16, 10 • 188 Views • Behavioral Economics, Economic Debates, Government, Households, Macroeconomic MeasurementNo Comments

    What is the “middle class?” In a recent NPR interview, a painting contractor, an employee of Healthy Montana Kids, a man who runs a hi-tech robotic firm, and a hospice worker, all earning between $25,000 and $100,000 annually, said they were

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    Kindergarten Matters

    Jul 29, 10 • 202 Views • Macroeconomic Measurement, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    Several months ago, we asked if law school was a good investment. Now we can ask the same question about kindergarten. Saying that adult outcomes count while test scores do not, Harvard economist Raj Chetty and 5 colleagues researched the impact of