Teachers' Salaries and Professional Profile in Mexico [book]

Gladys Lopez-Acevedo
2004 Policy Research Working Papers  
Teachers' salaries have often been highlighted as very important issue in discussions of school improvement. The level and structure of teacher remuneration affect morale and ability to focus on and devote adequate time to teaching. This paper examines who teachers are, whether teachers are underpaid, and whether teachers face higher compensation uncertainty than their counterparts face. The results show that that teachers in basic education consistently work fewer hours than their occupational
more » ... their occupational counterparts. Regression analysis shows that teachers in basic public schools are better paid early in their professional lives than are other comparable individuals. Because retirement benefits are usually generous, teachers stay within the profession.
doi:10.1596/1813-9450-3394 fatcat:ofxfiftgvvhoppudh6frjlwfsu