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Table 6 Long-run determinants of the public pay gap: robustness

From: Understanding the public sector pay gap

  (1) (2) (3) (4)
Dep. variable: Δgeneral government sector “macro” wage gap ct
Δ% public employees ct −0.0184 −0.0223 −0.0194 −0.0208
  (0.0087) (0.0099) (0.0101) (0.0100)
ΔOpenness ct −0.0015 −0.0016 −0.0016 −0.0016
  (0.0008) (0.0008) (0.0009) (0.0008)
ΔQuality of government ct −0.2381 −0.2539 −0.3421 −0.1888
  (0.1301) (0.1485) (0.1317) (0.1447)
ΔLog real GDP ct −0.0607    
  (0.1242)    
ΔDeficit ct   0.0035   
   (0.0047)   
ΔDebt ct    −0.0001  
    (0.0007)  
ΔUnemployment rate ct     0.0051
     (0.0065)
5-year dummies Yes Yes Yes Yes
Time period 1985–2014 1985–2014 1985–2014 1985–2014
Observations 110 99 94 102
Adjusted R-squared 0.20 0.22 0.21 0.21
  1. Notes: This table shows the regression of 5-year changes in the macro wage gap on 5-year changes on country characteristics linked to the government monopolistic power in the provision of public services and business cycle variables. Robust standard errors are in parenthesis
  2. Significance levels: 10%; 5%; 1%