Published: January 2013

This document updates and extend our previous analysis on the public-private sector wage differential usingsix new quarters of Labour Force Survey (LFS) data. The data are split into two sub-samples - 2009Q1-2010Q4 and 2011Q-2012Q3. The results presented are based on a linear regression of log-hourly earningsagainst independent variables. The measure of pay we use is the natural log of reported usual hourly wages.Quantile regression has been used to examine whether the estimated pay premium varies across thedistribution of pay.

Keywords
Private Sector, Pay
This document updates and extend our previous analysis on the public-private sector wage differential usingsix new quarters of Labour Force Survey (LFS) data. The data are split into two sub-samples - 2009Q1-2010Q4 and 2011Q-2012Q3. The results presented are based on a linear regression of log-hourly earningsagainst independent variables. The measure of pay we use is the natural log of reported usual hourly wages.Quantile regression has been used to examine whether the estimated pay premium varies across thedistribution of pay.