Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/58955
Authors: 
Fagernäs, Sonja
Pelkonen, Panu
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6563
Abstract: 
With a sample of 700 future public sector primary teachers in India, a Discrete Choice Experiment is used to measure job preferences, particularly regarding location. General skills are also tested. Urban origin teachers and women are more averse to remote locations than rural origin teachers and men respectively. The joint analysis of preferences and skills suggests that existing caste and gender quotas are detrimental for the objective of hiring skilled teachers willing to work in remote locations. The most preferred location is home, which supports decentralised hiring, although evidence suggests that in remote areas this could compromise skills.
Subjects: 
discrete choice experiment
teacher recruitment
job preferences
hiring quotas
skills
India
JEL: 
I25
J33
J45
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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