Teacher Mobility Responses to Wage Changes: Evidence from a Quasi-natural Experiment
AbstractThis paper utilizes a Norwegian experiment with exogenous wage changes to study teachers' turnover decisions. Within a completely centralized wage setting system, teachers in schools with a high degree of teacher vacancies in the past got a wage premium of about 10 percent during the period 1993-94 to 2002-03. The empirical strategy exploits that several schools switched status during the empirical period. In a fixed effects framework, I find that the wage premium reduces the probability of voluntary quits by six percentage points, which implies a short run labor supply elasticity of about 1 1/4 .
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by American Economic Association in its journal American Economic Review.
Volume (Year): 101 (2011)
Issue (Month): 3 (May)
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- Torberg Falch, 2010. "Teacher mobility responses to wage changes: evidence from quasi-natural experiment," Working Paper Series 10910, Department of Economics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
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