Does raising the principal's wage improve the school's outcomes? Quasi-experimental evidence from an unusual policy experiment in Israel
Lavy, Victor. (2008) Does raising the principal's wage improve the school's outcomes? Quasi-experimental evidence from an unusual policy experiment in Israel. Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Vol.110 (No.4). pp. 639-662. ISSN 0347-0520Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9442.2008.00555.x
This paper reports estimates of the causal effects of a 50 percent increase in the salary of headmasters of high schools in Israel. The results suggest that the program led to significant improvements in twelfth-grade students' academic achievements. However, the effect was relatively modest, comprising increases of about 5–10 percent in the school mean matriculation rate, average score and number of subjects and credit units taken in matriculation programs. Based on these results and the lack of evidence regarding the effect of increasing teachers' salary, it seems that priority should be given to paying higher wages to school principals.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
L Education > L Education (General)
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||School principals; wages; cognitive achievements|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Scandinavian Journal of Economics|
|Number of Pages:||24|
|Page Range:||pp. 639-662|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Funder:||Falk Research Institute|
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