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

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  title={Recruiting and Retaining Teachers in the UK : An Analysis of Graduate Occupation Choice from the 1960 s to the 1990 s},
  author={Arnaud Chevalier and Peter J. Dolton and Steven C. McIntosh},
  year={2002}
}
This paper examines the market for teachers in the UK from 1960 to the mid 1990s using graduate cohort data from 5 separate cohorts. The use of this data allows us to simulate the effect of possible teacher pay rises over time. 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… CONTINUE READING

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