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Understanding Racial/Ethnic Diversity Gaps Among Early Career Teachers

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Redding, Christopher (University of FLorida)
  • Baker, Dominique (Southern Methodist University)
Publication Date
2019-01-02
Description
  • Abstract

    This memo documents the data files and analysis files used to generate the estimates found in “Understanding Racial/Ethnic Diversity Gaps Among Early Career Teachers.”

    The abstract for the paper is found below:
    The growing evidence on the importance of teacher representation points to the need to better understand the factors shaping the lack of racial/ethnic diversity in the teacher workforce. In this study, we examine the extent to which college major choice explains racial/ethnic gaps in teaching. Drawing on data from the Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study, we find that White college graduates are close to twice as likely to major in education compared to Black, Latinx, and other graduates of color. Even among college graduates, respondents who identify as White are 5 percentage points more likely to enter teaching than respondents who identify as Black and 2 percentage points more likely to enter teaching than graduates who identify as Latinx. Regression and decomposition analyses demonstrate that the observed racial/ethnic gaps in entry to teaching can largely be explained by whether a graduate studied education in college.
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  • Cites
    DOI: 10.1177/2332858419848440 (Text)
Publications
  • Redding, Christopher, and Dominique J. Baker. “Understanding Racial/Ethnic Diversity Gaps Among Early Career Teachers.” AERA Open 5, no. 2 (April 2019): 233285841984844. https://doi.org/10.1177/2332858419848440.
    • ID: 10.1177/2332858419848440 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2019-11-27 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2019-11-27

Redding, Christopher; Baker, Dominique (2019): Understanding Racial/Ethnic Diversity Gaps Among Early Career Teachers. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E115801