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Pay differences between teachers and other occupations: some empirical evidence from Bangladesh

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SKOPE Research Paper No. 58, November 2005
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This paper addresses a popular debate on teacher pay in a developing country context, namely whether teachers are under-paid or over-paid. Using national level household survey data from Bangladesh, we find that teachers are significantly under-paid in comparison to non-teachers who possess similar human capital and other observed characteristics. A decomposition exercise of the teacher non-teacher wage gap reveals that the teacher non-teacher salary difference is driven mostly by differentia...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE)
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Economics
Publisher:
ESRC Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE) Publisher's website
Series:
SKOPE Research Papers
Publication date:
2005
ISSN:
1466-1535
URN:
uuid:0c48f273-5591-4c8a-b20d-ab7534876a4e
Local pid:
ora:3944

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