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Title:The Public Sector Pay Gap in France, Great Britain and Italy PDF Logo
Authors:Lucifora, Claudio
Meurs, Dominique
Issue Date:2004
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion paper series 1041
Abstract:We investigate public-private pay determination using French, British and Italian microdata. While traditional methods focus on parametric methods to estimate the public sector pay gap, in this paper, we use both non-parametric (kernel) and quantile regression methods to analyse the distribution of wages across sectors. We show that the public-private (hourly) wage differential is sensitive to the choice of quantile and that the pattern of premia varies with both gender and skill. In all countries the public sector is found to pay more low skilled workers with respect to the private sector, whilst the reverse is true for high skilled workers. The effects are more pronounced for females.
Subjects:wage differentials
public sector
quantile regression
JEL:C14
J45
J31
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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