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The Resource Essays on the economics of education, by Peter Sturmthal Bergman, (electronic resource)

Essays on the economics of education, by Peter Sturmthal Bergman, (electronic resource)

Label
Essays on the economics of education
Title
Essays on the economics of education
Statement of responsibility
by Peter Sturmthal Bergman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
I study three separate questions in this dissertation. In Chapter 1, I examine how information frictions between parents and their children affect human capital investment, and how much reducing those friction can improve student effort and achievement. I find that providing additional information to parents regarding missing assignments is a potentially cost-effective strategy to increase parental investments and improve student achievement. In Chapter 2, we measure the impact of high-quality charter schools on teen fertility using admission lotteries to several Los Angeles charter schools as a natural experiment. We find evidence that admission to high-quality charter schools can substantially reduce teen pregnancies. In Chapter 3, we semi-parametrically estimate teacher effects on student test scores using data from the Los Angeles Unified School District. We document that there is significantly more within-teacher variation in teachers' effects than across teacher variation. We find that interacting the teacher indicator variables with a function of the students' lagged test scores captures most of the nonlinearities, preserves the heterogeneity of teacher effects, and provides more accurate estimates
Cataloging source
CLU
Dissertation note
Thesis (Ph. D.)--UCLA, 2012.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
Label
Essays on the economics of education, by Peter Sturmthal Bergman, (electronic resource)
Link
http://search.proquest.com/docview/1022304796?accountid=14512
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Vita
  • Advisor: Adriana Lleras-Muney; committee members: Dora Costa, Dayanand Manoli, and Meredith Phillips
  • Title from PDF t.p. (viewed Sep. 13, 2012)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 123 p.)
Form of item
online
Note
Embargoed until September 13, 2014.
Other physical details
col. ill., col. map
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)816419168
  • ucoclc816419168
Label
Essays on the economics of education, by Peter Sturmthal Bergman, (electronic resource)
Link
http://search.proquest.com/docview/1022304796?accountid=14512
Publication
Note
  • Vita
  • Advisor: Adriana Lleras-Muney; committee members: Dora Costa, Dayanand Manoli, and Meredith Phillips
  • Title from PDF t.p. (viewed Sep. 13, 2012)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 123 p.)
Form of item
online
Note
Embargoed until September 13, 2014.
Other physical details
col. ill., col. map
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)816419168
  • ucoclc816419168

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