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Earning of Public Sector and Private Sector Employees in Australia: Is There a Difference?

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  • Borland, J.
  • Hirschberg, J.
  • Lyse, J.

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This study examines differences in average weekly earnings between public sector and private sector employees in Australia. It is founded that - in aggregate and for most one-digit occupation groups - male and female public sector employees have significantly higher evarage weekly earnings than private sector employees.

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Paper provided by The University of Melbourne in its series Department of Economics - Working Papers Series with number 514.

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Length: 50 pages
Date of creation: 1996
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Handle: RePEc:mlb:wpaper:514

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Keywords: PRIVATE SECTOR; PUBLIC SECTOR; WORKERS; WAGES;

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  1. Peter Siminski, 2011. "Are Low Skill Public Sector Workers Really Overpaid? A Quasi-Differenced Panel Data Analysis," Economics Working Papers wp11-10, School of Economics, University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia.
  2. Siminski, Peter, 2008. "What Would the Average Public Sector Employee be Paid in the Private Sector?," Economics Working Papers wp08-05, School of Economics, University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia.
  3. Panizza, Ugo & Qiang, Christine Zhen-Wei, 2005. "Public-private wage differential and gender gap in Latin America: Spoiled bureaucrats and exploited women?," Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (formerly The Journal of Socio-Economics), Elsevier, vol. 34(6), pages 810-833, December.
  4. Lixin Cai & Amy Y. C. Liu, 2011. "Public–Private Sector Wage Gap in Australia: Variation along the Distribution," British Journal of Industrial Relations, London School of Economics, vol. 49(2), pages 362-390, 06.
  5. Gregory, Robert G. & Borland, Jeff, 1999. "Recent developments in public sector labor markets," Handbook of Labor Economics, in: O. Ashenfelter & D. Card (ed.), Handbook of Labor Economics, edition 1, volume 3, chapter 53, pages 3573-3630 Elsevier.
  6. J.G. Hirschberg & D.J. Slottje, 2003. "Bounding Estimates of Wage Discrimination," Department of Economics - Working Papers Series 879, The University of Melbourne.
  7. Disney, Richard F & Gosling, Amanda, 2003. "A New Method for Estimating Public Sector Pay Premia: Evidence from Britain in the 1990's," CEPR Discussion Papers 3787, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  8. Richard Disney & Amanda Gosling, 2008. "Changing public sector wage differentials in the UK," IFS Working Papers W08/02, Institute for Fiscal Studies.
  9. Lixin Cai & Amy Y.C. Liu, 2008. "Public-Private Wage Gap in Australia: Variation Along the Distribution," CEPR Discussion Papers 581, Centre for Economic Policy Research, Research School of Economics, Australian National University.
  10. Bender, Keith A, 1998. " The Central Government-Private Sector Wage Differential," Journal of Economic Surveys, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 12(2), pages 177-220, April.

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