ERIC Number: ED185680
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
An Analysis of Major Determinants of Teacher Salaries and Their Implications for Educational Expenditures.
The purposes of this study were to compare the responsiveness of educational expenditures per pupil in Ontario, first, to changes in instructional expenditures per pupil during 1971-77, and, second, to changes in proxy measures of educational quality and price levels of teacher services for 1974-77. Variables used to represent quality and price levels were academic qualifications, years of teaching experience, pupil teacher ratio, and beginning salaries. Data for the analysis were obtained from Ontario Ministry of Education reports. The paper concludes that, on the average, instructional expenditures per pupil have been more responsive to changes in educational quality than to changes in the price level of teacher services. In addition, teachers' salaries in recent years have declined somewhat in comparison to salaries of all other employees in Ontario. (Author/LD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Information Analyses; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ontario Dept. of Education, Toronto.
Authoring Institution: N/A