ERIC Number: EJ894393
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
Are Public School Teacher Salaries Paid Compensating Wage Differentials for Student Racial and Ethnic Characteristics?
Martin, Stephanie M.
Education Economics, v18 n3 p349-370 Sep 2010
The present paper examines the relationship between public school teacher salaries and the racial concentration and segregation of students in the district. A particularly rich set of control variables is included to better measure the effect of racial characteristics. Additional analyses included Metropolitan Statistical Area fixed effects and longitudinal teacher salary data. The results are generally consistent with a positive compensating wage differential for working in districts with a higher percentage of Black and Latino students. The longitudinal results also suggest that more segregated districts may pay lower salaries. (Contains 6 tables and 16 notes.)
Descriptors: Public School Teachers, Salary Wage Differentials, Teacher Salaries, Student Characteristics, African American Students, Hispanic American Students, Racial Distribution, Racial Segregation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Schools and Staffing Survey (NCES)