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The public–private sector wage differential in the UK: Evidence from longitudinal employer–employee data

Carl Singleton ()

Economics Letters, 2019, vol. 174, issue C, 109-113

Abstract: If fiscal policy exerts pressure on public services, then attention often falls on the public–private sector wage differential. Estimated with longitudinal employer–employee data for the years 2002–2016 in the United Kingdom, among men there was no significant public sector wage premium. However, women received an average 4% premium compared with working in private sector firms.

Keywords: Public sector premium; Firm-specific wages; Gender (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J31 J38 J45 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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