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Table 7 Data: definitions and sources

From: Understanding the public sector pay gap

Variable Source Definition
% of public employees EU-SILC Number of employees in industries O, P, Q (Nace Rev. 2) over total number of employees
% of public administration employees EU-SILC Number of employees in industry O (Nace Rev. 2) over total number of public employees
Government effectiveness Worldwide Governance Indicators Government effectiveness captures perceptions of the quality of public services, the quality of the civil service and the degree of its independence from political pressures, the quality of policy formulation and implementation, and the credibility of the government’s commitment to such policies.
% of value added in tradable sectors Eurostat Gross value added in agriculture and manufacturing over total gross value added.
% of public employees (over population) EU-SILC and Eurostat Number of employees in industries O, P, Q (Nace Rev. 2) over population.
% of compensation of employees in collective goods Eurostat (COFOG) Total general government (GG) compensation of employees minus GG compensation of employees in health, education and social protection.
Openness World Bank Exports plus imports over GDP.