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The Turnover of Teachers: A Competing Risk Explanation

Citation

Dolton, Peter J. & van der Klaauw, Wilbert (1999). The Turnover of Teachers: A Competing Risk Explanation. Review of Economics and Statistics, 81(3), 543-50.

Abstract

In this paper, we analyze the decision by teachers to leave the profession in a dependent competing risks framework. The econometric model allows for a flexible, semiparametric specification of the duration-dependence structure and of the unobserved heterogeneity distribution in each exit-specific hazard function. Our results obtained for a large sample of UK teachers affirm the importance of teacher salaries and opportunity wages in the turnover decision of teachers and illustrate the insight gained from differentiating between multiple destinations or exit types.

URL

https://www.jstor.org/stable/2646776

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Review of Economics and Statistics

Author(s)

Dolton, Peter J.
van der Klaauw, Wilbert

Year Published

1999

Volume Number

81

Issue Number

3

Pages

543-50

Reference ID

1498