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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?...

Hong Kong SAR
			: Meeting the Challenges of Integration with the Mainland

Hong Kong SAR : Meeting the Challenges of Integration with the Mainland »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): William Lee , Jorge Chan-Lau , Dora Iakova , Papa N'Diaye , Tao Wang , Ida Liu , Hong Liang , and Eswar Prasad

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 February 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589062948.084

ISBN: 9781589062948

Keywords: Economic conditions, Hong Kong SAR, prices, wage, expenditure, wages, government expenditure

This Occasional Paper provides an overview of the main challenges facing Hong Kong SAR as it continues to become more closely integrated with the mainland of China. Section I provides an overview of recent macroeco...

Fiscal Implications of Government Wage Bill Spending

Fiscal Implications of Government Wage Bill Spending »

Source: Fiscal Implications of Government Wage Bill Spending

Volume/Issue: 2019/10

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kamil Dybczak , and Mercedes Garcia-Escribano

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 January 2019

ISBN: 9781484392157

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Public employment, Public Wages, Government Expenditure, General

This paper discusses the short- and medium-term fiscal implications of government wage bill spending. Working with a sample of 137 advanced, emerging and low-income countries, we use a panel VAR approach to identif...

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...