Public – private gap along the wage distribution in Poland Cover Image

Zróżnicowanie wynagrodzeń wzdłuż rozkładu między sektorem publicznym a prywatnym w Polsce
Public – private gap along the wage distribution in Poland

Author(s): Paweł Strawiński, Agnieszka Skierska
Subject(s): Economy, National Economy, Human Resources in Economy, Socio-Economic Research
Published by: Uniwersytet Warszawski - Wydział Nauk Ekonomicznych
Keywords: wages; private sector; public sector; quantile regression; Oaxaca−Blinder;

Summary/Abstract: In the paper, we examine the issue of public-private wage gap in Poland. The literature, in regards to the correlation of salaries and sector, brings contradictory evidences. The aim of the article is to explore the situation in Poland. Additionally, the gap was analyzed among the wage distribution. The quantile regression and the data from the Survey of Wages and Salaries in October 2012 were used. The results indicate that private sector employees received higher wages. According to Oaxaca–Blinder decomposition, the gap results mostly from the part that is explained by the differences in observed characteristics between workers.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 44
  • Page Range: 93-119
  • Page Count: 27
  • Language: Polish