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Recruiting and Retaining Teachers in the UK: An Analysis of Graduate Occupation Choice from the 1960s to the 1990s

Steven McIntosh (), Arnaud Chevalier and Peter Dolton

No 151, Royal Economic Society Annual Conference 2003 from Royal Economic Society

Abstract: This paper examines the market for teachers in the UK from 1960 to 1996 using graduate cohort data from 5 separate cohorts. We find that relative wages in teaching compared to alternative professions have a significant impact on the likelihood of graduates choosing to teach, although the impact depends upon the market situation at the time. The wage effect on the supply of teachers is strongest at times of low relative teachers' wages, or following a period of decline in those wages. It is also strongest for those individuals who have more recently graduated.

Keywords: labour supply; teachers; relative wages (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J2 J4 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2003-06-04
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