The Influence of Student Achievement on Teacher Turnover

35 Pages Posted: 31 May 2005

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Torberg Falch

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) - Department of Economics; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

Marte Rønning

Norwegian University of Science and Technology - Department of Economics

Date Written: May 2005

Abstract

Evidence on teacher behavior is essential for the understanding of the performance of school systems. In this paper we utilize rich data to study the teachers' quit decision in Norway. We distinguish between decisions to move between public schools within school districts, to another school district in the same labor market region, across labor market regions, and whether to leave public schools. The results indicate that the quit propensity to all four destinations is negatively related to student performance. The result is qualitatively independent of whether student performance is measured by exam results or teacher graduation.

Keywords: Teacher turnover, student achievement, family status, non-pecuniary factors

JEL Classification: H42, I29, J44

Suggested Citation

Falch, Torberg and Rønning, Marte, The Influence of Student Achievement on Teacher Turnover (May 2005). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=730426

Torberg Falch (Contact Author)

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) - Department of Economics ( email )

N-7491 Trondheim
Norway

CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute) ( email )

Poschinger Str. 5
Munich, DE-81679
Germany

Marte Rønning

Norwegian University of Science and Technology - Department of Economics ( email )

Høgskoleringen
Trondheim NO-7491, 7491
Norway

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