Who chooses teaching under different labor market conditions? Evidence from West Germany, 1980-2009

Neugebauer, Martin

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2014.10.004
URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S...
Additional URL: http://www.pedocs.de/volltexte/2015/10585/pdf/Neug...
Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2015
The title of a journal, publication series: Teaching and Teacher Education
Volume: 45
Page range: 137-148
Place of publication: Amsterdam [u.a.]
Publishing house: Elsevier
ISSN: 0742-051x
Publication language: English
Institution: Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Mannheim Centre for European Social Research - Research Department A
Subject: 300 Social sciences, sociology, anthropology
Abstract: To shed light on this question, this paper analyzes trends in labor market conditions and trends in teacher graduates’ characteristics over three decades. Based on representative data from West Germany, it shows that teacher earnings have not declined over time. Likewise, there is no decline in academic aptitude among teacher graduates. Unemployment risks, on the other hand, have fluctuated greatly. In times of high unemployment risks, the likelihood to enter teaching was low, especially for persons with pronounced extrinsic job-security motivations. This changed markedly in recent years, when employment prospects became auspicious.

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