ERIC Number: ED296988
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
International Comparisons of Teachers' Salaries: An Exploratory Study. Survey Report.
Barro, Steven M.; Suter, Larry
This paper, the final product of a study, "International Comparison of Teachers' Salaries," on an exploratory effort to compare salaries of elementary and secondary school teachers in the United States with those in other economically advanced countries. Data was obtained from Canada, Denmark, Federal Republic of Germany, France, Italy, Japan, Netherlands. New Zealand, South Korea, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. The report presents the following comparisons: (1) comparisons of average salaries, in which foreign salaries are converted to equivalent U.S. dollars using purchasing-power-parity exchange rates; (2) comparisons of relative pay, as represented by ratios of average salary to per capita gross domestic product and to the general wage level in nonagricultural employment; (3) comparisons of salaries at specified standard levels of seniority; and (4) comparisons of the length, steepness, and other attributes of salary-seniority scales. The report also recounts in some detail the procedures followed and problems encountered in seeking data from each country and attempts to derive some general lessons applicable to similar data collection efforts in the future. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: SMB Economic Research, Inc., Washington, DC.
Note: Corresponding Data File identified as: "Data Series INT-85".