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Where is a Teacher Happy in Russia? Indicators of Teachers’ Salaries

Pavel Derkachev ()
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Pavel Derkachev: National Research University Higher School of Economics

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Abstract: This article considers the uneven positions of school teachers in different regions of the Russian Federation. There exist numerous research works on the relation of school teachers’ salaries to the characteristics of regional educational systems and regional economies. A range of indicators is used to calculate school teachers’ salaries. It is necessary to consider the ratio of the teachers’ salary to the average salary in the region, the latter serving as a target indicator in government programs, in combination with other indicators, such as the ratio of the salary to the price of a fixed set of goods and services and the ratio of the teachers’ salary fund to total regional government expenditures. Research based on cluster data analysis statistical methods allowed the author to distinguish four types of regions. We used official data provided by Russian Federal State Statistics Service and the Russian Federal Treasury. The recommendations developed for each cluster of regions seek to improve the efficiency of the steps aimed at the implementation of the educational policy tasks through differentiating the support measures by the federal government.

Keywords: Economics of education; labor market; salary; schools teachers’ status; general education; regional educational policy. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H52 H73 I22 J31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 22 pages
Date: 2015
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Published in WP BRP Series: Public Administration / PA, April 2015, pages 1-22

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