Union Reform, Performance Pay, and New Teacher Supply: Evidence from Wisconsin's Act 10
E. Jason Baron ()
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E. Jason Baron: Department of Economics, Florida State University
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This study examines the impact of performance pay on teacher selection. I exploit a shift toward performance pay in Wisconsin induced by the enactment of Act 10, which gave school districts autonomy to redesign their compensation schemes. Following the law, half of Wisconsin school districts eliminated salary schedules and started negotiating pay with individual teachers based on performance. Comparing the quantity of teaching degrees in Wisconsin institutions before and after Act 10, and relative to those in similar states, I find that Act 10 led to a 20\% increase in teaching degrees. This effect was entirely driven by selective universities.
Keywords: Teachers' Unions; New Teacher Supply; Performance Pay; Salary Schedule (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I20 I28 J24 J31 J45 J51 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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