Turnover Begets Turnover: An Examination of Job and Occupational Instability Among Child Care Center Staff
- Author(s): Whitebook, Marcy;
- Sakai, Laura
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://cscce.berkeley.edu/turnover-begets-turnover-an-examination-of-job-and-occupational-instability-among-child-care-center-staff/
This study extends previous research by revealing the links among the characteristics and stability of the teaching staff as a whole and the retention of highly trained teachers. Research found that highly-trained teaching staff were more likely to leave their jobs if they earned lower wages, worked in a climate with less stability of highly- trained co-workers, and worked with a greater percentage of teaching staff who did not have a bachelor’s degree. The report underscores the multi-faceted benefits resulting from paying higher wages to all staff.