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Teacher Pay and Teacher Quality

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  • Dale Ballou

    (University of Massachusetts at Amherst)

  • Michael Podgursky

    (University of Missouri-Columbia)

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Ballou and Podgursky analyze the issues surrounding the debate over whether increasing salaries for teachers leads to a more qualified teaching workforce. The authors find little evidence to support the link between increased salaries and teacher quality, then address two questions: 1) What went wrong? and 2) Which reforms are likely to meet with increased success?

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This book is provided by W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research in its series Books from Upjohn Press with number tptq and published in 1996.

ISBN: cloth 9780880991773 paper 9780880991766
Handle: RePEc:upj:ubooks:tptq

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Cited by:
  1. Christina Clark Tuttle & Tara Anderson & Steven Glazerman, 2009. "ABCTE Teachers in Florida and Their Effect on Student Performance," Mathematica Policy Research Reports 6361, Mathematica Policy Research.
  2. Alejandra Mizala & Pilar Romaguera, 2004. "Teachers’ Salary Structure and Incentives in Chile," Documentos de Trabajo 193, Centro de Economía Aplicada, Universidad de Chile.
  3. Figlio, David N., 1997. "Teacher salaries and teacher quality," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 55(2), pages 267-271, August.
  4. Steven Glazerman & Christina Tuttle, 2006. "An Evaluation of American Board Teacher Certification: Progress and Plans," Mathematica Policy Research Reports 4995, Mathematica Policy Research.

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