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Quotation of the Day: On Education Research

Although I am not an expert on current methods used to evaluate options for teaching children, Richard Feynman does a good job of explaining why education successes are often difficult to generalize to a broader population.   …take education. Some guy comes along and he sees the way people teach mathematics and he says, “I […]

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Does the Ivy League provide a good education?

An Economist editorial wonders whether America’s top universities are doomed to become failures like America’s car companies.  Rising tuition, excess administrative cost, and increased drop-out rates are all causes for concern.  Most troubling, however, is that full-time students are spending only 14 hours per week studying compared to 24 hours/week in 1961.  What is causing […]

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Does more education improve your health?

A recent JHE article by Park and Kang wonder if more education induces people to have a healthier lifestyle.  They use data on Korean men to see if this is the case.  They find that “an increase in education induces individuals to exercise regularly, and to get regular health checkups…[but]…education has little effect on smoking […]

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Decreased Mortality leads to increased investment in Education

Economists predict that longer life expectancy leads to more investment in education. For those who live a short time, sacrificing working years for education is not worthwhile if the payback period is short. For those with a longer life expectancy, an individual can reap the monetary rewards from education over a longer period of time. […]

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