The Public Pay Gap in Britain: Small Differences That (Don't?) Matter
The existing literature on inequality between private and public sectors focuses on cross-section differences in earnings levels. Forward-looking agents, however, care about income and job mobility too, which we show are substantially different between the two sectors. Using data from the BHPS, we e...
|Place of publication:||
Oxford, UK Blackwell Publishing 01.10.2007
Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Wiley Subscription Services, Inc
|published in:||The Economic journal (London) Vol. 117; no. 523; pp. 1460 - 1503|
|Data of publication:||20071001|
We thank three anonymous referees, Sonia Bhalotra, Richard Blundell, Simon Burgess, Guy Laroque, Jean‐Marc Robin, Jon Temple, David Winter, seminar participants at Bristol, CREST, Milan (joint Bocconi, Cattolica and Milan Universities seminar) and UCL, and conference participants at the 2005 Society for Economic Dynamics meeting (Budapest), the 2005 Econometric Society World Congress (London), the 2005 Work and Pensions Economics Group conference (York), the conference on Incentives in the Public Sector (Rotterdam) and the 2005 Public Economics UK Autumn Conference (Oxford) for useful feedback on this project. Special thanks are due to Edmund Cannon and Sarah Smith for patient explanations about the UK pension system.
|Database:||Social Sciences Citation Index
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