EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Where Does the Good Shepherd Go? Civic Virtue and Sorting into Public Sector Employment

Adam Ayaita, Filiz Gülal and Philip Yang
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Filiz Guelal ()

German Economic Review, 2019, vol. 20, issue 4, e571-e599

Abstract: Several studies have analyzed motives to work in the public versus private sector. However, research on prosocial motivation in the context of public sector employment has largely neglected civic virtue, the motive to contribute to society. This study considers civic virtue in addition to other possible motives, using a representative, longitudinal dataset of employees in Germany including 63,180 observations of 13,683 different individuals. We find that civic virtue relates positively to public sector employment beyond altruism, risk aversion, laziness and (low) financial motivation. The result holds within different branches and is explained by sorting into the sector.

Date: 2019
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
https://doi.org/10.1111/geer.12180

Related works:
Journal Article: Where Does the Good Shepherd Go? Civic Virtue and Sorting into Public Sector Employment (2019) Downloads
Working Paper: Where Does the Good Shepherd Go? Civic Virtue and Sorting into Public Sector Employment (2018) Downloads
Working Paper: Where Does the Good Shepherd Go? Civic Virtue and Sorting into Public Sector Employment (2017) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:bla:germec:v:20:y:2019:i:4:p:e571-e599

Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
http://www.blackwell ... bs.asp?ref=1465-6485

Access Statistics for this article

German Economic Review is currently edited by Bernhard Felderer, Joseph F. Francois, Ivo Welch, Urs Schweizer and David E. Wildasin

More articles in German Economic Review from Verein für Socialpolitik Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Wiley Content Delivery ().

 
Page updated 2022-07-01
Handle: RePEc:bla:germec:v:20:y:2019:i:4:p:e571-e599