Teacher salaries and teacher quality

David N. Figlio*

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Recently public schools have increased teacher salaries in an apparent effort to recruit higher quality teachers. This paper finds a significant relationship between teacher salaries and quality (measured by undergraduate college selectivity and subject matter expertise) within local teacher labor markets.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)267-271
Number of pages5
JournalEconomics Letters
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 29 1997


  • Education finance
  • Education quality
  • I2
  • J4
  • Teacher quality
  • Teacher salaries

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Finance
  • Economics and Econometrics


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