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ERIC Number: ED619926
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 37
Abstractor: As Provided
Crossing the Border? Exploring the Cross-State Mobility of the Teacher Workforce
Goldhaber, Dan; Grout, Cyrus; Holden, Kris; Brown, Nate
Grantee Submission
Due to data limitations, very little is known about patterns of cross-state teacher mobility. It is an important issue because barriers to cross-state mobility create labor market frictions that could lead both current and prospective teachers to opt out of the teaching profession. In this paper, we match state-level administrative data sets from Oregon and Washington and present evidence on patterns of in-service teacher mobility between these two states. We find levels of cross-state mobility that are drastically lower than levels of within-state mobility, even when accounting for proximity to the border. These findings are consistent with the hypothesis that there are significant penalties to cross-state mobility that may be attributable to state-specific licensure regulations, seniority rules and pension structures. [This paper was published in "Educational Researcher" v44 n8 p421-431 2015 (EJ1082062).]
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Oregon; Washington
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R305C120008