Monopsony, Mobility, and Sex Differences in Pay: Missouri School Teachers
AbstractWe examine the sex differences in the pay of school teachers in Missouri. In Missouri school districts, pay is determined by a salary schedule that maps teaching experience and education level of an individual to a salary level. In spite of this apparently mechanical rule for determining pay, female teachers earn less than male teachers, after controlling for experience and education. We explore how such a difference could arise from differential job mobility and find some evidence to support this idea. However, within district differences in pay are a more important source of differences in pay between men and women.
CitationRansom, Michael R., and Val E. Lambson. 2011. "Monopsony, Mobility, and Sex Differences in Pay: Missouri School Teachers." American Economic Review, 101 (3): 454-59. DOI: 10.1257/aer.101.3.454
- H75 State and Local Government: Health; Education; Welfare; Public Pensions
- I21 Analysis of Education
- J31 Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
- J45 Public Sector Labor Markets