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|Title:||A Re-Evaluation of the Educational Production Function|
|Author(s):||Althoff, Clifford Lawrence|
|Doctoral Committee Chair(s):||Gottheil, Fred M.,|
|Department / Program:||Economics|
|Degree Granting Institution:||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
Education, Social Sciences
|Abstract:||It is common in the economic fields of labor and development to view education as an input into the production process of individual goods or the economy as a whole. In this dissertation, I look at the process by which education itself is produced. In particular I look at the educational production process which takes place during a one-semester economics course.
There is a rich literature already in existence which takes this approach. My contribution to this literature is threefold: I closely examine the theoretical basis for typical model specifications and introduce a new category of variable which I call Noise. Next, I give a critical review of the recent literature in this area. Finally, I explore new input variables in an empirical study of my own. University records and a student survey are used to collect a rich data set. Regression techniques are used to analyze this data.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1993.
|Date Available in IDEALS:||2014-12-17|