Publications [#266889] of Helen F. Ladd

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Journal Articles

  1. Clotfelter, CT; Ladd, HF; Vigdor, J. "Who teaches whom? Race and the distribution of novice teachers." Economics of Education Review 24.4 (2005): 377-392. [pdf], [doi]
    (last updated on 2017/11/20)

    Abstract:
    This paper focuses on one potentially important contributor to the achievement gap between black and white students, differences in their exposure to novice teachers. We present a model that explores the pressures that may lead school administrators to distribute novice teachers unequally across or within schools. Using a rich micro-level data set provided by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, we find that novice teachers are distributed among schools and among classrooms within schools in a way that disadvantages black students. © 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Helen F. Ladd