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Teacher Unions, Teacher Pay and Student Performance in India: A Pupil Fixed Effects Approach.

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This paper examines the relationship between teacher unionization, student achievement and teachers' pay using a cross-section of data from private schools in India. We use differences in student mark across subjects to identify within-pupil variation in achievement and find that union membership of the teacher is associated with reduced pupil achievement. We find no evidence this could be due to the unobservables not controlled for by this procedure. A school fixed effects equation of teache...

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Journal:
Journal of Development Economics
Volume:
91
Issue:
2
Publication date:
2010-01-01
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URN:
uuid:4feb8b68-569d-4520-b112-6f89128337b7
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:14612
Language:
English

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