UCL Department of Economics


Does it pay to be a public-sector employee?

13 January 2017

Direct wage comparisons show that public-sector 
employees earn around 15% more than private-sector employees. But should these differences be interpreted as a “public-sector premium”?  Professor Fabien Postel-Vinay explores this question in an article for IZA World of Labor.  

You can view the full article on the IZA website or download a one page summary here

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