Recruiting and retaining teachers in the UK: An analysis of graduate occupation choice from the 1960s to the 1990s

Chevalier, A. and Dolton, P. and McIntosh, S. (2007) Recruiting and retaining teachers in the UK: An analysis of graduate occupation choice from the 1960s to the 1990s. Economica, 74 (293). pp. 69-96. ISSN 0013-0427 . (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

This paper examines the market for teachers in the UK from 1960 to 2002 using six graduate cohort data-sets. We find that, while there is no strong evidence that teachers are underpaid, the relative wages in teaching compared with alternative professions have a significant impact on the likelihood of graduates choosing to teach. This wage effect is strongest at times of low relative teachers' wages, or following a period of decline in those wages. It is also strongest for those individuals who have more recently graduated, and for men.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: Suzanne Duffy
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2008 17:42
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2010 14:07
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/2524 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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