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Raising teacher supply: An assessment of three options for increasing wages

  • Bert Minne
  • Dinand Webbink


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    A shortage of teachers in primary and secondary schools in the Netherlands is expected in the near future as a large part of the current workforce will retire. Recently, the Dutch government has decided to increase wages of teachers. This paper qualitatively assesses the impact of three options for increasing teaching wages on teacher supply in the medium term: increasing wages at the start of the career, increasing wages at mid career or increasing wages at the end of the career.

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    Paper provided by CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis in its series CPB Memorandum with number 194.

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    Date of creation: Mar 2008
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    Handle: RePEc:cpb:memodm:194
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    1. Rob Euwals & Daniel Vuuren & Ronald Wolthoff, 2010. "Early Retirement Behaviour in the Netherlands: Evidence From a Policy Reform," De Economist, Springer, vol. 158(3), pages 209-236, September.
    2. Dolton, Peter J., 2006. "Teacher Supply," Handbook of the Economics of Education, Elsevier.
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