In California, a state that has made considerable effort to equalize school spending between districts, there is inequality in spending within districts that occurs due to teacher transfer provisions. Within districts with the greatest range of percent of students in poverty, a 10% increase in the number of students in poverty yields a 0.6% decrease in teacher wages, ceteris paribus. Similarly, within districts with the greatest range of diversity, a 10 percentage point increase in the number of black students leads to a 1.5% decrease in teacher wages and a 10 percentage point increase in the number of Hispanic students yields a 0.78% decrease in teacher wages. These findings suggest that actions to increase equity in resource allocation across schools may be justified.
|Advisor:||Jacobson, Jonathan E.|
|Department:||Public Policy & Policy Management|
|School Location:||United States -- District of Columbia|
|Source:||MAI 48/05M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Education finance, Education Policy, School administration|
|Keywords:||California, Distribution of spending, Inequality of resources, Intra-district inequality, School finance, Teacher quality, Teacher transfer|
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