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Cross-Country Evidence on Teacher Performance Pay

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  • Woessmann, Ludger

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    (Ifo Institute for Economic Research)

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The general-equilibrium effects of performance-related teacher pay include long-term incentive and teacher-sorting mechanisms that usually elude experimental studies but are captured in cross-country comparisons. Combining country-level performance-pay measures with rich PISA-2003 international achievement micro data, this paper estimates student-level international education production functions. The use of teacher salary adjustments for outstanding performance is significantly associated with math, science, and reading achievement across countries. Scores in countries with performance-related pay are about one quarter standard deviations higher. Results avoid bias from within-country selection and are robust to continental fixed effects and to controlling for non-performance-based forms of teacher salary adjustments.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 5101.

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Length: 32 pages
Date of creation: Jul 2010
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Publication status: published in: Economics of Education Review, 2011, 30 (3), 404-418
Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp5101

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