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Teacher Compensation and Collective Bargaining


  • Podgursky, Michael


While compensation accounts for roughly 90% of K-12 instructional costs, there is little evidence of rational design in these systems. This chapter reviews the nature of teacher compensation systems in developed economies and research on their performance effects. Since these compensation schemes typically arise out of collective negotiations, this chapter also surveys the smaller literature on the effect of teacher collective bargaining on earnings and school outcomes.

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  • Podgursky, Michael, 2011. "Teacher Compensation and Collective Bargaining," Handbook of the Economics of Education, Elsevier.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:educhp:3-05

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    Cited by:

    1. Dang, Hai-Anh H. & King, Elizabeth M., 2013. "Incentives and teacher effort: further evidence from a developing country," Policy Research Working Paper Series 6694, The World Bank.
    2. Hanushek, Eric A., 2011. "The economic value of higher teacher quality," Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, vol. 30(3), pages 466-479, June.

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    Teacher Compensation; Teacher Pay; School Finance; Teacher Collective Bargaining;

    JEL classification:

    • I2 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education


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