Does Money Matter? The Effect of School Resources on Student Achievement and Adult Success


"This book addresses a simple question: Would larger school budgets actually boost student performance? Past research on this question suggests a striking paradox. Analysts typically find that extra spending plays only a negligible role in improving student achievement as measured on standardized tests. At the same time, other researchers find a clear and consistent pattern linking greater school spending with greater job market success among students who have benefited from higher spending. This book brings together leading scholars with a diversity of views on this important issue. Half the essays examine the relationship between educational resources and student achievement in school; the others evaluate evidence on the link between school resources and students' success after they enter the job market." Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Eric A. Hanushek
  • Larry V. Hedges
  • Rob Greenwald
  • Julian R. Betts
  • James Heckman
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Washington, DC
Publication year:
  • 1996


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