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Econ 154: Economics of Discrimination: Education

Key Data Sources

California Department of Education Data & StatisticsData and statistics collected from California schools and learning support resources to identify trends and educational needs and to measure performance. 

Common Core Data. Annual national statistical database of fiscal and demographic data for public elementary and secondary schools and school districts in the United States.

EdStats. World Bank. Basic education indicators, learning outcomes, educational attainment, and educational equity as well as information on country research resources.

Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). System of surveys designed to collect data from all primary providers of postsecondary education. Study components include earned degrees/completions, fall enrollment, staff, finance, institutional characteristics, salaries, tenure, and fringe benefits of full-time instructional faculty.

Monitoring the Future. Ongoing study of the behaviors, attitudes, and values of American secondary school students, college students, and young adults. Each year, a thousands of 8th, 10th and 12th grade students are surveyed. 

The National Center for Education Statistics.  Primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education. There are also several longitudinal studies available on the NCES web site as well as at ICPSR.

National Household Education Surveys (NHES). Cover learning at all ages, from early childhood to school age to adulthood. Surveys include adult education, early childhood program participation, and parent and family involvement in education,

National Longitudinal Survey of Youth.  Nationally representative sample of about 9,000 youths.  Designed to document the transition from school to work and adulthood. It collects extensive information about youths' labor market behavior and educational experiences over time.

NCES International Comparisons in Education. Statistical data for cross-national comparisons of education from the US National Center of Education Statistics. 

OECD Education StatisticsWide range of international education data from the OECD, including famous international surveys such as PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment).

Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS). Survey of the characteristics and conditions of America's public and private schools and the perceptions of teachers and principals.

UNESCO-United Nations. Detailed education data from UNESCO: enrollment, completion rates, literacy, teachers, government expenditure and more. 

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