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dc.contributor.authorHensvik, Lenaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-27T09:29:18Z-
dc.date.available2011-05-27T09:29:18Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/45732-
dc.description.abstractThis paper studies how local school competition affects teacher wages at markets where wages are set via individual wage bargaining. Using regional variation in private school entry generated by a Swedish reform which allowed private schools to enter freely and a comprehensive matched employer employee data covering all high school teachers in Sweden over 16 years, I analyze the effects of competition on wages as well as labor flows. The results suggest that competition translates into higher wages, also for teachers in public schools. While the average increases are modest new teachers gain 2 percent and high ability teachers in math and science receive 4 percent higher wages in the most competitive areas compared to areas without any competition from private schools. Several robustness checks support a causal interpretation of the results which together highlight the potential gains from school competition through a more differentiated wage setting of teachers.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherInst. for Labour Market Policy Evaluation Uppsalaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking paper // IFAU - Institute for Labour Market Policy Evaluation 2010:8en_US
dc.subject.jelJ24en_US
dc.subject.jelJ31en_US
dc.subject.jelJ42en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordPrivate school competitionen_US
dc.subject.keywordteacher wagesen_US
dc.subject.keywordmonopsony poweren_US
dc.subject.stwPrivatschuleen_US
dc.subject.stwLehrkräfteen_US
dc.subject.stwGehalten_US
dc.subject.stwMonopsonen_US
dc.subject.stwSchwedenen_US
dc.titleCompetition, wages and teacher sorting: Four lessons learned from a voucher reformen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn629821844en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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