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Betrachtungen zum Arbeitsmarkt der Lehrer in der Schweiz

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  • Stefan C. Wolter
  • Stefan Denzler
  • Bernhard A. Weber

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Der vorliegende Aufsatz untersucht anhand von zwei empirischen Studien den Arbeitsmarkt für Lehrkräfte in der Schweiz. Aufgrund dieser Analysen kann festgestellt werden, dass Universitätsabsolventen1 auch in der Schweiz eine signifikant positive Lohnelastizität aufweisen, wenn es darum geht, sich für oder gegen den Lehrberuf zu entscheiden. Gerade Absolventen in so genannten Mangelfächern an den Schulen scheinen zudem recht sensitiv auf Löhne zu reagieren. Insgesamt ist die Lohnelastizität des Lehrerkräfteangebots in der Schweiz aber kleiner als in anderen Ländern. Aufgrund dieses Befunds und der Beobachtung, dass die Löhne der Lehrpersonen, gemessen anhand berufsspezifischer Bildungsrenditen, in der Schweiz sehr hoch sind, ist es fraglich, ob den immer wieder auftretenden Situationen des Lehrpersonenmangels mit Lohnmaßnahmen begegnet werden kann und ob nicht andere Faktoren der Arbeitsbedingungen der Lehrpersonen weit entscheidender sind. Hingegen sind Löhne eine recht gute Erklärung für die zunehmende Feminisierung des Lehrberufs.

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Article provided by DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research in its journal Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung.

Volume (Year): 72 (2003)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 305-319

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  1. Stefanie Hof & Mirjam Strupler & Stefan C. Wolter, 2011. "Quereinsteiger in den Lehrberuf am Beispiel der schweizerischen Berufsbildung," Economics of Education Working Paper Series 0059, University of Zurich, Institute for Strategy and Business Economics (ISU).
  2. Hof, Stefanie & Strupler, Mirjam & Wolter, Stefan C., 2011. "Career Changers in Teaching Jobs: A Case Study Based on the Swiss Vocational Education System," IZA Discussion Papers 5806, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  3. Stefan Denzler & Stefan C. Wolter, 2009. "Laufbahnentscheide im Lehrberuf aus bildungsökonomischer Sicht," Economics of Education Working Paper Series 0041, University of Zurich, Institute for Strategy and Business Economics (ISU).

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