The public-private sector gender wage differential in Britain: evidence from matched employee-workplace data

Monojit Chatterji, Karen Mumford, Peter N. Smith

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    This article shows that little of the gender earnings gap in the public and private sectors in Britain are explained by differences in employee characteristics. The differences in workplace characteristics, however, make a significant, sizeable contribution. It is shown that performance related pay and company pension schemes are associated with higher relative earnings in the private sector, whilst increased provision of family-friendly employment practices in the public sector is associated with higher relative earnings for women.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3819-3833
    Number of pages15
    JournalApplied Economics
    Issue number26
    Publication statusPublished - 2011


    • GAP
    • FRANCE
    • WORK

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