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Tenured Public Servant Mobility


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  • Aline Pauron


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    The mobility of tenured public servants is studied from three points of view: geographic mobility (defined by a change of regional study and planning area (ZEAT) or department within a ZEAT), socio-economic mobility (change of socio-economic group) and structural mobility (change of ministry or service within a ministry). Geographic mobility is the most frequent, concerning an average 4.2% of staff every year. Not including upgrading (from grade D to grade C and from primary school teacher to secondary school teacher), the annual rate of socio-economic mobility is approximately 3.5%. In nearly 90% of cases, this type of mobility relates to staff promotions. Structural mobility is in last place with a fairly erratic rate that fell from 2% in 1989 to 0.8% in 1996 before rising to 1.1% in 2000. In 90% of cases, this mobility concerned movements within ministries. These three types of mobility are linked.

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    Article provided by Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques in its journal Economie et Statistique.

    Volume (Year): 369-370 (2003)
    Issue (Month): (July)
    Pages: 93-111

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    Handle: RePEc:crs:ecosta:es369-370e

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    Keywords: Public Employment; Occupational Choice; Mobility;

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