Constrained Job Matching : Does Teacher Job Search Harm Disadvantaged Urban Schools ?

@inproceedings{Hanushek2010ConstrainedJM,
  title={Constrained Job Matching : Does Teacher Job Search Harm Disadvantaged Urban Schools ?},
  author={Eric A. Hanushek and Steven G. Rivkin},
  year={2010}
}
Search theory suggests that early career job changes on balance lead to better matches that benefit both workers and firms, but this may not hold in teacher labor markets characterized by salary rigidities, barriers to entry, and substantial differences in working conditions that are difficult for institutions to alter. Of particular concern to education policy makers is the possibility that teacher turnover adversely affects the quality of instruction in schools serving predominantly… CONTINUE READING
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