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Betrachtungen zum Arbeitsmarkt der Lehrer in der Schweiz

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  • Stefan C. Wolter
  • Stefan Denzler
  • Bernhard A. Weber

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Der vorliegende Aufsatz untersucht anhand von zwei empirischen Studien den Arbeitsmarkt für Lehrkräfte in der Schweiz. Aufgrund dieser Analysen kann festgestellt werden, dass Universitätsabsolventen1 auch in der Schweiz eine signifikant positive Lohnelastizität aufweisen, wenn es darum geht, sich für oder gegen den Lehrberuf zu entscheiden. Gerade Absolventen in so genannten Mangelfächern an den Schulen scheinen zudem recht sensitiv auf Löhne zu reagieren. Insgesamt ist die Lohnelastizität des Lehrerkräfteangebots in der Schweiz aber kleiner als in anderen Ländern. Aufgrund dieses Befunds und der Beobachtung, dass die Löhne der Lehrpersonen, gemessen anhand berufsspezifischer Bildungsrenditen, in der Schweiz sehr hoch sind, ist es fraglich, ob den immer wieder auftretenden Situationen des Lehrpersonenmangels mit Lohnmaßnahmen begegnet werden kann und ob nicht andere Faktoren der Arbeitsbedingungen der Lehrpersonen weit entscheidender sind. Hingegen sind Löhne eine recht gute Erklärung für die zunehmende Feminisierung des Lehrberufs.

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  • Stefan C. Wolter & Stefan Denzler & Bernhard A. Weber, 2003. "Betrachtungen zum Arbeitsmarkt der Lehrer in der Schweiz," Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung / Quarterly Journal of Economic Research, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research, vol. 72(2), pages 305-319.
  • Handle: RePEc:diw:diwvjh:72-20-10
    DOI: 10.3790/vjh.72.2.305
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    1. Hof, Stefanie & Strupler Leiser, Mirjam & Wolter, Stefan C., 2011. "Career Changers in Teaching Jobs: A Case Study Based on the Swiss Vocational Education System," IZA Discussion Papers 5806, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
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