ERIC Number: ED439199
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
High School Inputs and Labor Market Outcomes for Male Workers in Their Mid-Thirties: New Data and New Estimates from Wisconsin.
Olson, Craig A.; Ackerman, Deena
This study presents new evidence on the relationship between high school inputs measured at the time male respondents attended high school and the earnings of these same individuals when they were in their mid-thirties. To accomplish this task, newly coded data on the characteristics of Wisconsin high schools in 1954-57 were matched to the Wisconsin Longitudinal Survey. Estimates show a significant relationship between the characteristics of teachers and the earnings of their students 17 years after graduation. A 1% increase in the average teacher salary in a district increases the earnings of students by 0.33%. The magnitude of this effect is larger than estimates reported in previous research, and many times larger than the impact of increasing parents' income by a comparable amount. (Contains 30 references.) (Author/(SLD)
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Income, Institutional Characteristics, Labor Market, Males, Outcomes of Education, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Salaries
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Inst. for Research on Poverty.; Spencer Foundation, Chicago, IL.; Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, New York, NY.
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Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin