How Will Baby Boomer Retirements Affect Teacher Labor Markets?

14 Pages Posted: 14 Dec 2009

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Daniel Aaronson

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Katherine Meckel

Texas A&M University - Department of Economics

Date Written: November 1, 2009

Abstract

The authors estimate teacher demand and supply through 2020 to gauge the impact of baby boomer retirements on the demand for new teachers. They find that the projected demand will accelerate through at least 2020, and a good portion of this increase will be due to retirements. Still, this demand, once it has been adjusted for the size of the potential work force, will not be considerably different from that of the past five decades.

Keywords: teacher labor market; education, Retirement, Retirement Policies, Public Sector Labor Markets

Suggested Citation

Aaronson, Daniel and Meckel, Katherine, How Will Baby Boomer Retirements Affect Teacher Labor Markets? (November 1, 2009). Economic Perspectives, Vol. 33, No. 4, pp. 2-15, 2009, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1523240

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Katherine Meckel

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