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IFAU - Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy
The determinants of teacher mobility in Sweden
Abstract: This paper examines the determinants of teacher turnover
using matched employee-employer panel data from Swedish lower and upper
secondary schools in a market-oriented institutional environment with a
growing private sector and individually negotiated wages. I find
statistically significant and robust negative correlations between mobility
and monetary compensations. Unlike previous research, I do not find robust
evidence that the share of minorities correlates positively with turnover.
The positive association exists; however, in the case of private and upper
secondary institutions. Finally, private institutions experience higher
Keywords: Teacher turnover; non-pecuniary factors; pecuniary factors; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: I21; J44; (follow links to similar papers)
29 pages, June 6, 2014
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