Further analysis on the public sector pay premium

Nov 30, 2011

This Research Note updates and extends our previous analysis of the public sector pay gap using three new quarters of Labour Force Survey data.

It shows that for the median worker, an hourly pay gap of 8.89% exists when adjusted for age, gender, full time and part time work, region, and qualifications (though not other factors such as pension entitlement, holidays or productivity). For those toward the bottom of the income distribution, this gap rises to 16.34%. Furthermore, these figures have risen since the start of the public sector pay freeze in April 2011.

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Matthew Oakley

Matthew Oakley
Head of Economics & Social Policy, 2011-2013 Read Full Bio
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