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ERIC Number: EJ918730
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 15
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ISSN: ISSN-0272-7757
Cross-Country Evidence on Teacher Performance Pay
Woessmann, Ludger
Economics of Education Review, v30 n3 p404-418 Jun 2011
The general-equilibrium effects of performance-related teacher pay include long-term incentive and teacher-sorting mechanisms that usually elude experimental studies but are captured in cross-country comparisons. Combining country-level performance-pay measures with rich PISA-2003 international achievement micro data, this paper estimates student-level international education production functions. The use of teacher salary adjustments for outstanding performance is significantly associated with math, science, and reading achievement across countries. Scores in countries with performance-related pay are about one quarter standard deviations higher. Results avoid bias from within-country selection and are robust to continental fixed effects and to controlling for non-performance-based forms of teacher salary adjustments.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment