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dc.contributor.authorHeitmüller, Axelen_US
dc.contributor.authorMavromaras, Kostasen_US
dc.date.accessioned2005-11-16en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T09:12:17Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T09:12:17Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/33500-
dc.description.abstractGerman post-unification in the 1990s is a period that was marked by substantial economic change, part of which was East German wages building towards the much higher West German levels. This paper studies the public-private pay gap in the fast changing economic and political environment of the 1990s using panel estimation techniques which control for unobserved individual heterogeneity. It shows that, while the overall pay gap between public and private sector stayed remarkably constant in the West, earnings differences in the East increased threefold in the late 1990s resulting in a substantial wage premium in the public sector. It is suggested that this premium is a result of the politically induced gap between pay and actual productivity. Furthermore, results vary greatly by gender indicating significantly larger female earnings differentials. Several institutional and political arguments are presented to explain this phenomenon.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 1696en_US
dc.subject.jelJ78en_US
dc.subject.jelJ31en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordpublic-private sector pay differentialen_US
dc.subject.keyworddecompositionen_US
dc.subject.keywordGermanyen_US
dc.subject.stwRegionale Lohnstrukturen_US
dc.subject.stwPrivatwirtschaften_US
dc.subject.stwÖffentlicher Sektoren_US
dc.subject.stwNeue Bundesländeren_US
dc.subject.stwAlte Bundesländeren_US
dc.titleOn the post-unification development of public and private pay in Germanyen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn496430858en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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