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Teachers'salaries and professional profile in Mexico

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  • Lopez-Acevedo
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    Teachers'salaries have often been highlighted as an important issue in discussionson school improvement. The level and structure of teacher remuneration affect morale and the ability to focus on and devote adequate time to teaching. The author examines who teachers are, whether teachers are underpaid, and whether teachers face higher compensation uncertainty than their counterparts face. The results show that teachers in basic education consistently work fewer hours than their occupational counterparts. Regression analysis shows that teachers in basic public schools are better paid early in their professional lives than are other comparable individuals. Because retirement benefits are usually generous, teachers stay within the profession.

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    Paper provided by The World Bank in its series Policy Research Working Paper Series with number 3394.

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    Date of creation: 01 Sep 2004
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    Handle: RePEc:wbk:wbrwps:3394

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    Keywords: Girls'Education; Public Health Promotion; Primary Education; Gender and Education; Teaching and Learning; Teaching and Learning; Primary Education; Gender and Education; Girls Education; ICT Policy and Strategies;

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    1. Frederick Flyer & Sherwin Rosen, 1994. "The New Economics of Teachers and Education," NBER Working Papers 4828, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    2. Psacharopoulos, George & Valenzuela, Jorge & Arends, Mary, 1996. "Teacher salaries in Latin America: A review," Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 15(4), pages 401-406, October.
    3. Figlio, David N., 1997. "Teacher salaries and teacher quality," Economics Letters, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 55(2), pages 267-271, August.
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