Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/227850
Authors: 
Grönqvist, Erik
Hensvik, Lena
Thoresson, Anna
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper No. 2020:2
Abstract: 
We study the effects of introducing a performance-based promotion program for teachers in Sweden. The program intended to make the teaching profession more attractive by raising wages for skilled teachers and taking advantage of teachers' professional competence. Our results show that: (i) high-wage, highability teachers are more likely to be promoted; (ii) the stipulated wage increase has full pass-through onto wages for promoted teachers; (iii) schools with promotions have lower teacher separations and an improved pool of teachers; (iv) the promotion program improved student performance. These results suggest that performance-based promotions could be an important tool for raising school quality.
Subjects: 
Career opportunities
Teacher labor market
Student performance
JEL: 
J45
I21
J31
I28
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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