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ERIC Number: EJ782075
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3737
Who Teaches and Where They Choose to Teach: College Graduates of the 1990S
Bacolod, Marigee
Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, v29 n3 p155-168 2007
This article investigates the key determinants of entry into the teaching profession and the subsequent sorting of new teachers across urban, suburban, and rural schools. Of particular interest is the relative importance of teacher salaries, alternative labor market opportunities, and nonpecuniary job attributes or working conditions to this decision process. Results from a nested logit model applied to the Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study show that working conditions play a relatively more important role in determining where new teachers end up choosing to teach, rather than differences in teacher salaries. This is especially true for women. Meanwhile, wages play a relatively more important role in the occupational entry decision. In addition, there is significant variation in teacher quality indicators across these school locations. (Contains 3 figures, 4 tables and 9 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Cited: ED538983; ED544454