Preferences and skills of Indian public sector teachers

Fagernäs, Sonja and Pelkonen, Panu (2012) Preferences and skills of Indian public sector teachers. IZA Journal of Labor & Development, 1 (3). ISSN 2193-9020

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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.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Economics
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: Sonja Fagernas
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2012 14:12
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2017 05:17

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