Match quality, worker productivity, and worker mobility

Direct evidence from teachers

Clement Kirabo Jackson*

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Abstract

I investigate the importance of the match between teachers and schools for student achievement. I show that teacher effectiveness increases after a move to a different school and estimate teacher-school match effects. Match quality explains away a quarter of and has twothirds the explanatory power of teacher quality. Match quality is negatively correlated with school switching, is unrelated to exit, and increases with experience. This paper provides the first estimates of worker-firm match quality using output data, as opposed to inferring productivity from wages or employment durations. The results suggest that workers seek high-quality matches for reasons other than higher pay.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1096-1116
Number of pages21
JournalReview of Economics and Statistics
Volume95
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 28 2013

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