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Once in the Public Sector, Do Differences in Job Satisfaction by Sex Disappear?

Adolfo Cosme Fernández () and Nuria Sánchez-sánchez
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Adolfo Cosme Fernández: Universidad de Cantabria

Hacienda Pública Española / Review of Public Economics, 2020, vol. 234, issue 3, 75-104

Abstract: This paper analyses the differences in job satisfaction between men and women in the public and private sectors. Firstly, differences in satisfaction are analysed globally, and subsequently according to different domains of satisfaction: wage, social assistance, training, job stability, work hours, flexibility, holidays, organization at work, independence, performance assessment by hierarchical superiors, monotony and stress. Results show that women are more satisfied than men in aggregate terms, although their higher satisfaction is justified exclusively by public sector workers. Once within the public sector, the differences between men and women do not disappear. Women in the public sector are still more satisfied than men are.

Keywords: Job satisfaction; public and private sector; wage; stability. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: A13 H00 J01 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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