Seminar | April 19 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), IRLE Director's Room
Its not unusual for employees to miss work from time to time. But little is known about how worker absences affect productivity, or how well employers cope with them. In schools, disruption can be especially harmful. Asma will present research that, using administrative data on French teachers and substitute teachers, analyzes the effect of teacher absences on the productivity of classrooms and the quality of instruction. Her results suggest that temporary teachers come with a severe reduction in quality. And, since contract teachers are more common in disadvantaged schools, this could be a source of inequality among students.
Faculty, General Public, Students - Graduate
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A light lunch will be provided.