Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/107304
Authors: 
Tonin, Mirco
Vlassopoulos, Michael
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 5156
Abstract: 
We investigate whether public and private sector employees differ in terms of public service motivation using a representative sample of elderly workers from 12 European countries. We find that public sector workers, both those currently employed and those already retired, are significantly more prosocial; however, the difference in prosociality is explained by differences in the composition of the workforce across the two sectors, in terms of (former) workers' education and occupation. We also investigate other dimensions and find no differences in terms of trust, while there is evidence of some differences in risk aversion, political preferences, life and job satisfaction.
Subjects: 
public sector
public service motivation
risk aversion
trust
life satisfaction
volunteering
JEL: 
D64
H83
J45
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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