Economics of Education

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Economics of Education

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9780080965307: Economics of Education

A collection of short, stand-alone chapters divided into five sections including overview of the field; private and social returns to human capital investments; production, costs and ?nancing of education; teachers and teacher labor markets; and education markets, choice and incentives.  The collection provides international perspectives that describe the origins of these subjects, their major issues and proponents, their landmark studies, and opportunities for future research.

The 70 contributors are each well-regarded economists whose research has advanced the topic on which they write, and this book fulfills an undersupplied niche for a text in the economics of education.

The chapters come from the acclaimed International Encyclopedia of Education, 3e (2010), edited by Eva Baker, Barry McGaw, and Penelope Peterson.  The Encyclopedia contains over 1,350 articles in 24 sections that stretch from educational philosophies and technologies to measurement, leadership, and national systems of education.



  • This single volume textbook presents a cohesive view of this increasingly important area of economics
  • Superb contributions from well-regarded economist convey unique and useful perspectives
  • Chapters contain an extensive bibliography and further readings to enable interested researchers to extend their knowledge into each speci?c topic

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This anthology of recent discipline summaries presents an authoritative, topical resource about the economics of education.  Fifty chapters describe major and minor subjects within theory and empirics, returns to investments in human capital, financing, production, labor, and incentives.  The collection provides international perspectives that describe the origins of these subjects, their major issues and proponents, their landmark studies, and opportunities for future research.  


Published with an introduction written especially for this volume, these articles come from the International Encyclopedia of Education 3rd edition (2010), edited by Eva Baker, Barry McGaw,and Penelope Peterson.  The Encyclopedia contains over 1,350 articles in 24 sections that stretch from educational philosophies and technologies to measurement, leadership, and national systems of education




  • one volume replaces diverse information sources


  • superb contributions convey unique and useful perspectives



  • authoritative literature reviews save time for students and researchers

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