Teacher Turnover and Non-Pecuniary Factors
AbstractThis paper studies teacher mobility using matched employee-employer panel data from Norwegian primary and lower secondary schools. The Norwegian institutional set-up with completely centralized wage setting for teachers is ideal to analyze the effect of non-pecuniary job attributes on quit decisions. We find that teachers tend to leave schools with high share of minority students and high share of students with special needs. In addition, the composition of teachers and the school size affect the propensity to quit. These results are robust across different econometric specifications and sub-samples.
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Length: 40 pages
Date of creation: 01 Oct 2003
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Teacher turnover; non-pecuniary factors; centralized wage setting; student composition;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- I29 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Other
- J44 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - Professional Labor Markets and Occupations
- J45 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - Public Sector Labor Markets
- J63 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Turnover; Vacancies; Layoffs
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- NEP-ALL-2004-01-18 (All new papers)
- NEP-EDU-2004-01-18 (Education)
- NEP-LAB-2004-01-18 (Labour Economics)
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