Research and analysis

Affect of the economy on teachers' career decisions

Literature review examining how the wider economic situation affects teachers' career decisions during recession.



The report presents a review of:

  • the demographic composition of the teaching profession in England
  • the pattern of teacher movements in recent years:
    • entry to teaching
    • movement out of the profession
    • return to teaching
    • retirement

These patterns have important implications for how the teaching workforce might respond to recession.

Published 30 June 2011