The public sector pay gap in Italy

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Giordano Raffaela;
  • Journal: Politica economica, issue 2, pages 293-318
  • Identifiers: doi: 10.1429/32535
  • Subject: public employment, wage differentials, wage determination

I investigate the public-private pay gap using Italian microdata covering the period 1980-2006. Even after controlling for observable characteristics of the labour force, I find a positive wage premium for the public sector, almost negligible during the eighties and ave... View more
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