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Grissom, Jason A.; Reininger, Michelle – Education Finance and Policy, 2012
While a large literature examines the factors that lead teachers to leave teaching, few studies have examined what factors affect teachers' decisions to reenter the profession. Drawing on research on the role of family characteristics in predicting teacher work behavior, we examine predictors of reentry. We employ survival analysis of time to…
Descriptors: Females, Experienced Teachers, Child Rearing, Predictor Variables
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Friedberg, Leora; Turner, Sarah – Education Finance and Policy, 2010
While the retirement security landscape has changed drastically for most workers over the last twenty years, traditional defined benefit (DB) pension plans remain the overwhelming norm for K-12 teachers. Because DB plans pay off fully with a fixed income after retirement only if a teacher stays in the profession for decades and yield little or…
Descriptors: Teacher Supply and Demand, Incentives, Teacher Characteristics, Influences
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Costrell, Robert M.; McGee, Josh B. – Education Finance and Policy, 2010
The authors analyze the Arkansas teacher pension plan and empirically gauge the behavioral response to incentives embedded in that plan and to possible reforms. The pattern of pension wealth accrual creates sharp incentives to work until eligible for early or normal retirement, often in one's early fifties, and to separate shortly thereafter. We…
Descriptors: Retirement Benefits, Incentives, Decision Making, Teacher Motivation