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  • Paying our Presidents: What do Trustees Value? 

    Ehrenberg, Ronald G.; Cheslock, John J.; Epifantseva, Julia (2001-04-11)
    [Excerpt] Our study makes use of data from a panel of over 400 private colleges and universities on the salaries and benefits paid to their presidents. These data are reported annually to the Internal Revenue Service on ...
  • Determinants of Faculty Gender Ratios Across Institutions and Departments 

    Rajeswaren, Anita Nimi (2000-05-01)
    Faculty gender ratios vary considerably across institutions, and past research (Tolbert and Oberfield 1991; Bach and Perrucci 1984) has shown that certain characteristics of institutions have a significant effect on these ...
  • The Impact of the <i>Business Week</i> and <i>U.S. News & World Report</i> Rankings on the Business Schools They Rank 

    Bednowitz, Ian (2000-05-01)
    [Excerpt] This paper examines the widely popular Business Week and U.S. News &World Report rankings of the top business schools to determine their impact on the admissions outcomes, pricing policies, and career placement ...
  • Ivy League Athletic Performance: Do Brains Win? 

    Kotlyarenko, Dmitry; Ehrenberg, Ronald G. (2001-04-11)
    [Excerpt] The Ivy League, which consists of Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Pennsylvania, Princeton, and Yale universities, is unique among the athletic conferences that compete at the Division I (major ...
  • Validating U.S. Earnings Mobility Measures 

    Dragoset, Lisa M.; Fields, Gary S. (2007-11-01)
    Earnings mobility has been studied at both the macro level (the amount of mobility in an economy) and the micro level (the correlates of individuals’ income changes). While measurement error is recognized as potentially ...
  • Labor Migration and Deskilling in the United Arab Emirates: Impacts on Cameroonian Labor Migrants 

    Malit, Froilan T. Jr.; Oliver, Tchiapep (2013-01-01)
    Little empirical studies have examined Sub-Saharan African labor migration to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, particularly in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). With growing unemployment and sociopolitical ...
  • Income Mobility in China: Main Questions, Existing Evidence, and Proposed Studies 

    Fields, Gary S.; Zhang, Shuang (2007-12-01)
    The international literature presents studies of macro mobility (how much income mobility is there in the economy?) and micro mobility (which individuals experience movements of what magnitudes and what are the correlates ...
  • Youth and Unions 

    Fontes, Marlena; Margolies, Ken (2010-03-08)
    [Excerpt] Following a suggestion from the Cornell ILR Labor Advisory Counsel in early 2009 Cornell ILR began studying the relationships between young workers and unions. Marlena Fontes, a Cornell student, worked with Cornell ...
  • Program Design and Student Outcomes in Graduate Education 

    Groen, Jeffrey; Jakubson, George H.; Ehrenberg, Ronald G.; Condie, Scott; Liu, Albert Y. (2005-12-27)
    Doctoral programs in the humanities and related social sciences are characterized by high attrition and long time-to-degree. In response to these long-standing problems, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation launched the Graduate ...
  • Inside the Black Box of Doctoral Education: What Program Characteristics Influence Doctoral Students’ Attrition and Graduation Probabilities? 

    Ehrenberg, Ronald G.; Jakubson, George H.; Groen, Jeffrey; So, Eric; Price, Joseph (2005-11-14)
    [Excerpt] In this paper, we go inside the “black box” of graduate education to investigate what characteristics of graduate programs in the humanities and related social sciences actually influence PhD students’ attrition ...

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