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 .
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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.
|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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