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Measuring The Black-White Dissimilarity Index In Williamsburg And James City County Public High Schools, Sylvia Greer May 2019

Measuring The Black-White Dissimilarity Index In Williamsburg And James City County Public High Schools, Sylvia Greer

Undergraduate Economic Review

In 2007, the Williamsburg-James City County (WJCC) School Board chose to open a third high school and redistrict the attendance of their public high schools.

I used a measure of racial unevenness to assess what this decision did to racial segregation in the school district. Using the black-white dissimilarity index, I found that the high schools have had increasing racial segregation from 2000 to 2015, with a significant increase due to the new school.

As the WJCC school board, students, and families move forward, they should be careful to measure and address the levels of segregation in the district.


Mike Seeborg, And The Illinois Minimum Wage Increase, February 18, 2019, Mary Cullen Feb 2019

Mike Seeborg, And The Illinois Minimum Wage Increase, February 18, 2019, Mary Cullen

Interviews for WGLT

Illinois is expected to be the fifth state with a minimum wage increase to $15. Professor of Economincs Mike Seeborg dicusses the potential impact of these changes with Mary Cullen from WGLT.


Modelling Public-Education Spending Vs. Allocation As Independent Factors Of Educational Outcomes, Kevin Tasley Apr 2017

Modelling Public-Education Spending Vs. Allocation As Independent Factors Of Educational Outcomes, Kevin Tasley

Undergraduate Economic Review

This paper explores and expands upon the work of Hanushek and Wößmann (2007) whose accumulated findings propose increased educational spending provides only marginal returns in terms of student’s cognitive outcomes. This study constructs an OLS regression model to explore the significance of U.S. state education spending and financial allocations as independent factors of state-level average ACT scores over a 10-year time series. The model additionally accounts for self-selection and socio-economic status. The results of this study support Hanushek and Wößmann’s conclusions while also demonstrating evidence that shifts in allocations towards instructional spending, as opposed to increasing total ...


Can The Working Industry Tell About Your Chance Of Getting Health Insurance? A Study On The Health Insurance Coverage Of Working Adults In The U.S., Ngocgiao Nguyen, Robert Leekley, Faculty Advisor Apr 2016

Can The Working Industry Tell About Your Chance Of Getting Health Insurance? A Study On The Health Insurance Coverage Of Working Adults In The U.S., Ngocgiao Nguyen, Robert Leekley, Faculty Advisor

John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference

Poster presentation abstract.


Second Generation Immigrants: The Effect Of Parental Nativity Status On Earnings, Karen Silverman, Michael Seeborg, Faculty Advisor Apr 2016

Second Generation Immigrants: The Effect Of Parental Nativity Status On Earnings, Karen Silverman, Michael Seeborg, Faculty Advisor

John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference

Poster presentation abstract.


The Effect Of China’S One-Child Policy On Male And Female Chinese Immigrant Earnings: Does It Pay To Be An Only Child?, Stephanie Mcatee, Michael Seeborg, Faculty Advisor Apr 2016

The Effect Of China’S One-Child Policy On Male And Female Chinese Immigrant Earnings: Does It Pay To Be An Only Child?, Stephanie Mcatee, Michael Seeborg, Faculty Advisor

John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference

Oral presentation abstract.


The Long-Term Economic Impact Of Juvenile Criminal Activity, Eric Hyla, Michael Seeborg, Faculty Advisor Apr 2016

The Long-Term Economic Impact Of Juvenile Criminal Activity, Eric Hyla, Michael Seeborg, Faculty Advisor

John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference

Oral presentation abstract.


Economic Impact And Audience Patronage Studies Of The Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Tyler Stacey, Diego Mendez-Carbajo, Faculty Advisor Apr 2016

Economic Impact And Audience Patronage Studies Of The Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Tyler Stacey, Diego Mendez-Carbajo, Faculty Advisor

John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference

Oral presentation abstract.


Foreign Direct Investment And Sovereign Debt In The European Monetary Union, Joseph Bakke, Ilaria Ossella-Durbal, Faculty Advisor Apr 2016

Foreign Direct Investment And Sovereign Debt In The European Monetary Union, Joseph Bakke, Ilaria Ossella-Durbal, Faculty Advisor

John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference

Oral presentation abstract.


Income Mobility Through Education In The United States, Maxwell Leonard, Robert Leekley, Faculty Advisor Apr 2016

Income Mobility Through Education In The United States, Maxwell Leonard, Robert Leekley, Faculty Advisor

John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference

Poster presentation abstract.


Exploring Economic And Social Factors That Increase Economic And Well-Being Measurements Of Developing And Developed Countries, Kofi D. Boadu Jan 2016

Exploring Economic And Social Factors That Increase Economic And Well-Being Measurements Of Developing And Developed Countries, Kofi D. Boadu

Undergraduate Economic Review

The historical growth paths of developed and developing countries reveal the challenges that developing countries face in traveling the road from poverty to prosperity. Based on economic development literature, economic theory, and ordinary least squares (OLS) regression method, this research considers whether or not, and to what extent globalization characteristics, foreign direct investment levels (FDI), secondary school enrollment rates, information communication technology (ICT) as a percentage of trade imports, and happiness levels of 103 developing and developed countries, impact their GDP per capita levels. This paper will also take a look at alternative ways of viewing and measuring economic success.


An Econometric Analysis Of Anti-Bullying Program Factors On Bullying In Public American Middle Schools And High Schools, Austin B. Beck Apr 2013

An Econometric Analysis Of Anti-Bullying Program Factors On Bullying In Public American Middle Schools And High Schools, Austin B. Beck

Undergraduate Economic Review

This paper seeks to answer the question: “Do typical factors of anti-bullying programs reduce the amount of bullying that takes place in American public middle schools and high schools?” An overview of the literature on bullying and anti-bullying programs is provided. Data from the School Survey on Crime and Safety is analyzed using a probit model. The model is tested for accuracy and the results are analyzed. Parental involvement and out-of-school suspension are found to be significant anti-bullying program factors. Other explanatory variables are also discussed and recommendations for further research are provided.


An Empirical Assessment Of The Performance And Competitive Effects Of Los Angeles County Charter Schools, Sam Trachtman Mar 2013

An Empirical Assessment Of The Performance And Competitive Effects Of Los Angeles County Charter Schools, Sam Trachtman

Undergraduate Economic Review

This paper evaluates the performance of charter elementary schools in Los Angeles County in three ways. First, I compare charter school performance to public school performance, controlling for a number of key characteristics. Second, I study the characteristics that appear to influence charter school success as compared to public school success. Third, I study the “competitive effect” of charter schools, examining how geographical proximity to charter schools affects the performance of traditional public schools. I find evidence that, ceteris paribus, traditional public schools score higher than charter schools, except in majority African American schools. Further, I find that the opening ...