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Regional pay? The public/private sector pay differential

David Blackaby, Philip Murphy, Nigel O’Leary, Anita Staneva, Nigel O'Leary Orcid Logo

Regional Studies, Pages: 1 - 13

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

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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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