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Regional pay? The public/private sector pay differential / David Blackaby; Philip Murphy; Nigel O’Leary; Anita Staneva; Nigel O'Leary

Regional Studies, Pages: 1 - 13

Swansea University Authors: David, Blackaby, Nigel, O'Leary

Abstract

This paper extends the debate on making public sector wages more responsive to those in the private sector. The way in which the public/private sector wage differential is calculated dramatically alters conclusions and far from there being substantial regional disparity in wages offered to public se...

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Published in: Regional Studies
ISSN: 0034-3404 1360-0591
Published: 2018
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa33663
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Abstract: This paper extends the debate on making public sector wages more responsive to those in the private sector. The way in which the public/private sector wage differential is calculated dramatically alters conclusions and far from there being substantial regional disparity in wages offered to public sector workers, any differences are predominantly concentrated in London and the South East where public sector workers are significantly disadvantaged relative to private sector workers. This has implications for staff recruitment and retention. Such findings question the need for regional market-facing pay but highlight the necessity to revisit the London-weighting offered to public sector workers.
Keywords: regional pay, public sector, wage differentials
College: School of Management
Start Page: 1
End Page: 13