Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Longitudinal Study: HILDA
Title: Reforming the Labour Market for Australian Teachers
Authors: Webster, E 
Marks, G 
Wooden, M 
Publication Date: Aug-2006
Pages: 185-202
Keywords: teacher shortage
teacher placement
teacher supply and demand
differentials wages
labour force development
Abstract: Although there is a general consensus that teachers are important for student learning, there is little discussion of the process by which teachers are employed by schools: the teacher labour market. We argue, based on a mix of a priori and inductive reasoning, that inflexible attitudes about comparative wages have contributed toward chronic shortages of qualified teachers in specialised teacher labour markets and poor incentives for excellent teachers to remain teaching. Overseas studies indicate that chronic shortages occur because fewer science and mathematics graduates, compared to humanities and social science graduates, are attracted to teaching. Higher wage rates for teachers with scarce skills will alleviate shortages and reduce attrition of the most able teachers.
Keywords: Employment -- Labour Markets; Finance -- Income (Salary and Wages); Employment -- Occupations and careers
Research collection: Journal Articles
Appears in Collections:Journal Articles

Show full item record

Page view(s)

checked on Mar 27, 2023
Google icon

Google ScholarTM


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.