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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)


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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Keywords: teacher pay; teacher quality; teacher unions;

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


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