Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/92294
Authors: 
Fagernäs, Sonja
Pelkonen, Panu
Year of Publication: 
2012
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA Journal of Labor & Development [ISSN:] 2193-9020 [Publisher:] Springer [Place:] Heidelberg [Volume:] 1 [Year:] 2012 [Pages:] 1-31
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. Women would require a 26-73 percent increase in salary for moving to a remote location. The results suggest that existing caste and gender quotas can be detrimental for hiring skilled teachers willing to work in remote locations. The most preferred location is home, which supports decentralised hiring, although this could compromise skills.
Subjects: 
discrete choice experiment
teacher recruitment
job preferences
hiring quotas
skills
India
JEL: 
I25
J41
J45
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Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
Document Type: 
Article
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