Studies have found that female students perform better when taught by female teachers. But, there is little evidence on whether these effects persistent beyond that school year. We also don’t understand exactly why female student–teacher gender matching improves performance. Jaegeum Lim (Korean National Assembly) and Jonathan Meer (Texas A&M) asked these questions in the context of longer-run data on students from 74 middle schools in Seoul, South Korea.
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Since television was introduced to a large audience around the mid-20th century, its effects have been debated. A widespread concern has been that television encourages a particularly passive form of engagement, and thus may damage intellectual development. But the existing empirical evidence is not conclusive. Øystein Hernæs, Simen Markussen, and Knut Røed saw the deregulation of television in Norway as an opportunity to explore what a large-scale change in television consumption can teach us about the effects of TV on young people.
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Sandra E. Black, our former editor for The Journal of Human Resources, has been selected to be a member of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers. Dr. Black was Editor of The Journal of Human Resources from 2012 to 2015 and Co-Editor from 2005 to 2012. Continue reading “Former Journal of Human Resources Editor Accepts Cabinet Post”
The JHR is pleased to welcome David Figlio as editor. David is the Director of the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University, where he also serves as the Orrington Lunt Professor of Education and Social Policy and of Economics. He is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, an Affiliate of the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin, and an Affiliate of CESifo. Continue reading “The Journal of Human Resources Welcomes New Editor David Figlio”
Glen G. Cain served as Editor of The Journal of Human Resources from 1974-76 and was on the Advisory board from 1998-2014. An excerpt of his obituary is below, or see the full obituary. Continue reading “Obituary for Former Advisory Board Member of The Journal of Human Resources”