Local Violence, Educational Attainment, and Teacher Pay

52 Pages Posted: 22 Sep 2000

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Jeffrey Grogger

University of Chicago - Harris School of Public Policy; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Date Written: April 1997

Abstract

Violence in and around schools has drawn increasing attention lately from both the public and policy makers. Despite the importance of the problem, however, research on this topic has been limited. In this paper I analyze how local violence affects high school graduation, college attendance, and teacher pay. Using data from the High School and Beyond survey, I find that local violence has important effects. Moderate levels of violence reduce the likelihood of high school graduation by 5.1 percentage points on average, and lower the likelihood that a student will attend college by 6.9 percentage points. They also raise teacher salaries by 2.4 percent.

Suggested Citation

Grogger, Jeffrey T., Local Violence, Educational Attainment, and Teacher Pay (April 1997). NBER Working Paper No. w6003, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=226414

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