Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/153839
Authors: 
Giordano, Raffaela
Depalo, Domenico
Coutinho Pereira, Manuel
Eugène, Bruno
Papapetrou, Evangelia
Pérez, Javier J.
Reiss, Lukas
Roter, Mojca
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
ECB Working Paper 1406
Abstract: 
We investigate the public-private wage differentials in ten euro area countries (Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Slovenia and Spain). To account for differences in employment characteristics between the two sectors, we focus on micro data taken from EU-SILC. The results point to a conditional pay differential in favour of the public sector that is generally higher for women, at the low tail of the wage distribution, in the Education and the Public administration sectors rather than in the Health sector. Notable differences emerge across countries, with Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal and Spain exhibiting higher public sector premia than other countries.
Subjects: 
public/private sector
Wage differentials
JEL: 
J31
J45
O52
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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