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Betrachtungen zum Arbeitsmarkt der Lehrer in der Schweiz

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

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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Article provided by DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research in its journal Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung.

Volume (Year): 72 (2003)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 305-319

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  1. Wolter Stefan C. & Weber Bernhard A., 1999. "On the Measurement of Private Rates of Return to Education / Ein Ansatz zur Messung privater Bildungsrenditen," Journal of Economics and Statistics (Jahrbuecher fuer Nationaloekonomie und Statistik), De Gruyter, vol. 218(5-6), pages 605-618, October.
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  6. Dolton, Peter J, 1990. "The Economics of UK Teacher Supply: The Graduate's Decision," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 100(400), pages 91-104, Supplemen.
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