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Core Issues in the Economics of Education

Nicholas Barr

in The Welfare State as Piggy Bank: Information, Risk, Uncertainty, and the Role of the State

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246595
eISBN:
9780191595936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246599.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

In the world of certainty described in Ch. 2, people finance their education by borrowing in perfect capital markets against their future income, and such voluntary choices are efficient. Once risk, ... More


Education

Andrew E. Clark, Sarah Flèche, Richard Layard, Nattavudh Powdthavee, and George Ward

in The Origins of Happiness: The Science of Well-Being over the Life Course

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196336
eISBN:
9780691196954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196336.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter investigates a set of “direct” benefits to education. Education provides an interesting and potentially enjoyable experience for students; it educates people as citizens and voters; it ... More


A Peacetime Bill for the Warrior: Shortchanging the Vietnam Vets

Mark Boulton

in Failing Our Veterans: The G.I. Bill and the Vietnam Generation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724873
eISBN:
9780814760420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724873.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines some of the consequences of the political wrangling in Washington on the Vietnam veterans' educational opportunities. Soon after the passage of the Veterans' Readjustment ... More


Failing Our Veterans: The G.I. Bill and the Vietnam Generation

Mark Boulton

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724873
eISBN:
9780814760420
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724873.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Returning Vietnam War veterans had every reason to expect that the government would take care of their readjustment needs in the same way it had done for veterans of both World War II and the Korean ... More


Denouement: Ford’s War on Inflation and Teague’s Last Stand

Mark Boulton

in Failing Our Veterans: The G.I. Bill and the Vietnam Generation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724873
eISBN:
9780814760420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724873.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the conclusion of the Vietnam-era G.I. Bill saga, highlighted by the clash between Congress and President Gerald Ford over a proposed increase in Vietnam War veterans' ... More


Introduction: A Chance for Learning

Mark Boulton

in Failing Our Veterans: The G.I. Bill and the Vietnam Generation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724873
eISBN:
9780814760420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724873.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book explores the contentious political debates over the Vietnam-era G.I. Bills and their impact on Vietnam War veterans' education benefits. It discusses the legislative history behind the ... More


Conclusion: “A Chance for Learning” Missed

Mark Boulton

in Failing Our Veterans: The G.I. Bill and the Vietnam Generation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724873
eISBN:
9780814760420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724873.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book concludes with an assessment of the impact of education benefits on Vietnam War veterans' educational attainment as well as their life earnings. It cites statistics concerning the number of ... More


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