ERIC Number: EJ330826
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Merit Pay and the Evaluation Problem: Why Most Merit Pay Plans Fail and a Few Survive.
Murnane, Richard J.; Cohen, David K.
Harvard Educational Review, v56 n1 p1-17 Feb 1986
The framework of microeconomics is used to account for the short lives of most merit pay plans. The authors demonstrate that teaching is not an activity that satisfies the conditions under which performance-based pay is an efficient method of compensating workers. (Author/CT)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Cited: ED457587