ERIC Number: ED105606
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
The Consumer Price Index and Salary Negotiations. Research Reports.
Mitchell, Carolyn S.
CABE Journal, ppH22-H30 Feb '75
This report discusses use of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) to compute cost-of-living adjustments for wages and salaries in general and teachers' salaries in particular. A number of tables and graphs compare average annual salary increases for Connecticut teachers in 1967-74 with annual increases in the national CPI, the Boston area CPI, the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area CPI, and pay increases for other professional and industrial employees. Although many of the statistics apply specifically to teachers in Connecticut, most of the discussion applies to other areas as well. The author considers the pros and cons of tying salary increases to the CPI and conclude that, although the CPI is a useful indicator of economic trends, it should not be used as the sole basis for salary determination. (JG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Association of Boards of Education, Hartford.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut