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О социально-экономическом значении повышения оплаты труда учителей
The Socio-Economic Value of Teacher Salaries Rise

Author(s): Elena Mikhailovna Avraamova, Dmitry Mikhailovich Loginov
Subject(s): Economy
Published by: Институт экономики Уральского отделения Российской академии наук
Keywords: efficiency of school education; teachers’ salary; personnel potential of Russian schools; teachers’ professional opportunities; middle class; school education; educational strategies; education policy

Summary/Abstract: The socio-economic results of the reform in teachers’ salary, which had a positive impact on the quality of school education,are considered. However, the economic difficulties that our country encounters, may jeopardize the achieved results. The resultsof the monitoring study of the Center of the Economics of Lifelong Education of RANEPA «Efficiency of the school education»conducted in 2015 in the Sverdlovsk, Voronezh, Ivanovo regions serve as information base. 2800 school teachers, 2800 householdshaving a school student at family, 200 directors of the educational organizations are interviewed according to the survey method.Surveys are conducted on the representative selection including both urban and rural population. It is shown that the averageteacher’s salary has reached the level of the average salary in the region in the 2013/2014 that met the requirements of the MayPresidential Decree. This ratio was retained next year, and the size of the teachers’ salaries fully reflected the differentiation of thesocio-economic indicators of the development of the Russian regions under consideration. The main positive effects of teachers’salaries raise are: the rejuvenation of the teaching staff, professional development of teachers, their entering the Russian middleclass. The authors study the impact of negative phenomena in the economy on the prospects of reproduction of the achievedsocio-economic results of teachers’ salaries raise. The reduction of pupils’ parents’ incomes that can lead to a decrease in a requestfor paid educational services, which is one of the sources of extra-budgetary funding of school education are considered as sucheffects. From this perspective, the projective educational strategy of the parents of school students is considered. The analysis ofthe economic activities of school organizations, on the one hand, and educational strategies for the parents of schoolchildren in the conditions of unfavorable economic situation, on the other hand, have shown that the lowering in school funding from theregional budgets, arising out of their deficient nature, would lead to the decline of the achieved results

  • Issue Year: 12/2016
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 1135-1145
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Russian