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Cross-country evidence on teacher performance pay

Ludger Woessmann ()

Economics of Education Review, 2011, vol. 30, issue 3, 404-418

Abstract: 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.

Keywords: Teacher; performance; pay; Student; achievement; International; PISA (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011
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