Starting in 1999, New York State implemented class size reduction policies targeted at early elementary grades. Due to funding limitations, most schools reduced class size in some grades and not others. In Essay 2, I use within school variation in class size induced by the policies to construct instrumental variable estimates of the effect of class size on teacher attrition. I also examine whether class size reduction affected the quality of teacher hires. Teachers with smaller classes were less likely to leave a school in some districts. However, class size reductions increase the share of teachers hired with no previous teaching experience.Disparities in health status, as measured by a health scale, and being overweight increase as students move through school. There also exist differences in mental health or student behaviors, including large differences in student reportedanbsp;...
|Title||:||Essays on Teacher Labor Markets and Educational Disparities|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2007|