School Competition and Teacher Labor Markets: Evidence from Charter School Entry in North Carolina

40 Pages Posted: 16 Jul 2011

Date Written: July 2011

Abstract

I analyze changes in teacher turnover, hiring, effectiveness, and salaries at traditional public schools after the opening of a nearby charter school. While I find small effects on turnover overall, difficult to staff schools (low-income, high-minority share) hired fewer new teachers and experienced small declines in teacher quality. I also find evidence of a demand side response where schools increased teacher compensation to better retain quality teachers. The results are robust across a variety of alternate specifications to account for non-random charter entry.

Suggested Citation

Kirabo Jackson, C., School Competition and Teacher Labor Markets: Evidence from Charter School Entry in North Carolina (July 2011). NBER Working Paper No. w17225. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1886912

C. Kirabo Jackson (Contact Author)

Northwestern University ( email )

2001 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208
United States

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