Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/10620/17271
Longitudinal Study: HILDA
Title: What Would the Average Public Sector Employee be Paid in the Private Sector?
Authors: Siminski, P 
Institution: University of Wollongong
Issue Date: Mar-2008
Pages: 30
Keywords: public sector
premium
wages
panel data
Australia
GMM
Abstract: This paper estimates the average Australian public sector wage premium. It includes a detailed critical review of the methods available to address this issue. The chosen approach is a quasi‐differenced panel data model, estimated by the Generalised Method of Moments, which has many advantages over other methods and has not been used before for this topic. I find a positive average public sector wage premium for both sexes. The best estimates are 6.7% for men and 10.5% for women. The estimate is statistically significant for men (p = 0.024) and for women (p < 0.001). No evidence is found to suggest that the public sector has an equalising effect on the wages of its workers.
URL: http://www.melbourneinstitute.com/hilda
Keywords: Finance; Employment -- Labour Markets; Finance -- Income (Salary and Wages); Employment
Research collection: Reports and technical papers
Technical working papers and reports
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