Starting in 1999, New York State implemented class size reduction policies targeted at early elementary grades. Due to funding limitations, most schools reduced class size in some grades and not others. In Essay 2, I use within school variation in class size induced by the policies to construct instrumental variable estimates of the effect of class size on teacher attrition. I also examine whether class size reduction affected the quality of teacher hires. Teachers with smaller classes were less likely to leave a school in some districts. However, class size reductions increase the share of teachers hired with no previous teaching experience.The self control scale variable is based on childrena#39;s ability to control their behavior. The sad/lonely scale is based on questions to parents about childrena#39;s problems with being accepted and liked by others, sadness, loneliness, and low anbsp;...
|Title||:||Essays on Teacher Labor Markets and Educational Disparities|
|Author||:||Emily L. Pas|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2007|