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Teachers, Growth, and Convergence


This paper examines the role of individual instruction and teacher quality in determining economic growth and convergence across school districts. The model shows that if teacher quality is more important for human capital accumulation than individual instruction, human capital convergence will occur between two school districts. This convergence arises because a poor school district hires relatively better teachers but uses them in larger classes in comparison with a rich school district.

  • Author/Creator: Tamura, Robert
  • Author's address: Clemson University - Department of Economics Clemson , SC 29634 United States 864-656-1242 (Phone) 864-656-4192 (Fax) (No e-mail address available for ROBERT TAMURA Government of the United States of America - Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta 1000 Peachtree Street N.E. Atlanta , GA 30309-4470 United States
  • Date Published: October
  • Journal/Secondary Title: Journal of Political Economy
  • Number: 5
  • Volume: 109
  • Year: 2001

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