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Government Employment and Pay
			: Some International Comparisons

Government Employment and Pay : Some International Comparisons »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Alan Tait , and Peter Heller

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 October 1983

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557750686.084

ISBN: 9781557750686

Keywords: employment, wage, wages, government employment, salaries

How many people are employed by the government? How many are employed by the central government compared with the state and local authorities? How many are employed in public enterprise? How much are they all paid?...

Employment and Wages in the Public Sector

Employment and Wages in the Public Sector »

Source: Employment and Wages in the Public Sector : A Cross-Country Study

Volume/Issue: 1995/70

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 1995

ISBN: 9781451849110

Keywords: employment, wages, wage, government employment

We study the determinants of employment and wages in the public sector, using a new set of panel data for 34 LDCs and 21 OECD countries from 1972–992, by estimating equations suggested by an efficiency wage...

Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea »

Source: Papua New Guinea : Statistical Appendix

Volume/Issue: 1997/3

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 February 1997

ISBN: 9781451831603

Keywords: expenditure, salaries, wages, government expenditure, central government expenditure

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discuss...

I Introduction

I Introduction »

Source: Government Employment and Pay : Some International Comparisons

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Alan Tait , and Peter Heller

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 October 1983

ISBN: 9781557750686

Keywords: employment, wage, wages, government employment, salaries

How many people are employed by the government? How many are employed by the central government compared with state and local authorities? How many are employed in public enterprises? How much are they all p...

II Conceptual and Methodological Issues in the Development of the Data Base

II Conceptual and Methodological Issues in the Development of the Data Base »

Source: Government Employment and Pay : Some International Comparisons

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Alan Tait , and Peter Heller

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 October 1983

ISBN: 9781557750686

Keywords: employment, wage, wages, government employment, salaries

Sources of Data The collection of data on the subject of government employment and wages proved extremely difficult. Neither the International Labor Organization (ILO) nor any of the...

III Issues in the Analysis of Public Sector Employment and Wages: Leverage Implications of Public Employment

III Issues in the Analysis of Public Sector Employment and Wages: Leverage Implications of Public Employment »

Source: Government Employment and Pay : Some International Comparisons

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Alan Tait , and Peter Heller

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 October 1983

ISBN: 9781557750686

Keywords: employment, wage, wages, government employment, salaries

A principal motive for analyzing the size of government is the belief that government employment and wage policies have critical implications for wage determination throughout the economy. The larger the gov...

IV Determinants of the Size of Government Employment: An Alternative View of Wagner’s Law

IV Determinants of the Size of Government Employment: An Alternative View of Wagner’s Law »

Source: Government Employment and Pay : Some International Comparisons

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Alan Tait , and Peter Heller

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 October 1983

ISBN: 9781557750686

Keywords: employment, wage, wages, government employment, salaries

The literature on the determinants of government employment is thin. 17 Among empirical works, only Martin (1982) and Lindauer (1980) have attempted any econometric explanation of...

V Are Public Sector Wages Too High?

V Are Public Sector Wages Too High? »

Source: Government Employment and Pay : Some International Comparisons

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Alan Tait , and Peter Heller

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 October 1983

ISBN: 9781557750686

Keywords: employment, wage, wages, government employment, salaries

The obvious question is “high in relation to what”? Generally, public sector wages are measured against private sector wages and are perceived as “too high” or “too low” relative to remuneration for equivale...

VI The Structure of Government Wages by Level of Government and by Occupational Groupings

VI The Structure of Government Wages by Level of Government and by Occupational Groupings »

Source: Government Employment and Pay : Some International Comparisons

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Alan Tait , and Peter Heller

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 October 1983

ISBN: 9781557750686

Keywords: employment, wage, wages, government employment, salaries

The structure of wages within the government civil service has broad implications for many important policy issues. The spread of wages between the bottom-paid and top-paid civil servants is one kind of ince...

VII Employment and Wages in Functional Categories

VII Employment and Wages in Functional Categories »

Source: Government Employment and Pay : Some International Comparisons

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Alan Tait , and Peter Heller

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 October 1983

ISBN: 9781557750686

Keywords: employment, wage, wages, government employment, salaries

In considering the size of government employment in a country, it is’ useful to examine the functional structure of that employment to evaluate whether certain sectors seem large or small relative to those i...