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 Title: The Economic Return to School Quality: A Partial Survey Authors: Krueger, Alan B.Card, David Keywords: school qualitystudent achievementearnings Issue Date: 1-Oct-1994 Citation: In William E. Becker and William J. Baumol (eds.), Assessing Educational Practices: The Contribution of Economics, (Cambridge, MA:MIT Press, 1995) Series/Report no.: Working Papers (Princeton University. Industrial Relations Section) ; 334 Abstract: We present a survey of the literature on the economic returns to school quality. A dozen studies conducted over the past 20 years show remarkably consistent estimates of the effect of school quality on students’ subsequent earnings. A 10 percent increase in school spending is associated with 1 to 2 percent higher annual earnings for students later in life. We argue that the similarity of the ﬁndings across data sources and research methods suggests that school quality has a true causal effect on student earnings. Increases in school resources are also associated with signiﬁcantly higher educational attainment, although the range of estimates of the effect is relatively wide. URI: http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/dsp01r781wg02t Appears in Collections: IRS Working Papers

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