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Replication data for: Early Retirement Incentives and Student Achievement

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  • Fitzpatrick, Maria D.
  • Lovenheim, Michael F.
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  • Abstract

    Early retirement incentives (ERIs) are increasingly prevalent in education as districts seek to close budget gaps by replacing expensive experienced teachers with lower cost newer teachers. Combined with the aging of the teacher workforce, these ERIs are likely to change the composition of teachers dramatically in the coming years. We use exogenous variation from an ERI program in Illinois in the mid-1990s to provide the first evidence in the literature of the effects of large-scale teacher retirements on student achievement. We find the program did not reduce test scores; likely, it increased them, with positive effects most pronounced in lower SES schools.
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    DOI: 10.1257/pol.6.3.120 (Text)
  • Fitzpatrick, Maria D., and Michael F. Lovenheim. “Early Retirement Incentives and Student Achievement.” American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 6, no. 3 (August 2014): 120–54.
    • ID: 10.1257/pol.6.3.120 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-13

Fitzpatrick, Maria D.; Lovenheim, Michael F. (2014): Replication data for: Early Retirement Incentives and Student Achievement. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.