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Teachers' Pay and Pupil Performance


  • Peter Dolton
  • Oscar Marcenaro Gutierrez


If you pay peanuts, do you get monkeys? If teachers were better paid and higher up the national income distribution, would there be an improvement in pupil performance? Peter Dolton and Oscar Marcenaro-Gutierrez examine the enormous variation in teachers' pay across OECD countries and its significance for educational outcomes.

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  • Peter Dolton & Oscar Marcenaro Gutierrez, 2011. "Teachers' Pay and Pupil Performance," CentrePiece - The Magazine for Economic Performance 352, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE.
  • Handle: RePEc:cep:cepcnp:352

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    1. McNally, Sandra, 2010. "Evaluating education policies: the evidence from economic research," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 57973, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.

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    incentive systems; merit pay; education; teacher salaries; pupil outcome;

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