ERIC Number: EJ406860
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Alternative Wages and Teacher Mobility: A Human Capital Approach.
Rickman, Bill D.; Parker, Carl D.
Economics of Education Review, v9 n1 p73-79 1990
Using Current Population Survey data, this study investigates the effect of a wage differential between a teacher's current wage and wages of alternative occupations on teachers' decisions to leave the profession. Results show that opportunity costs (wage differentials) influence teacher supply. A merit-based, market-sensitive teacher salary schedule is needed. Includes 14 references. (MLH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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