Bank of Portugal paper studies public-private sector wage gaps

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A Bank of Portugal paper published on January 10 says that while relative wages moderated in several European Union member states in the period prior to the adoption of the euro, some governments did not undertake significant steps to bring down the public-sector wage premium.

The paper's authors, Maria Manuel Campos and Màrio Centeno, use European Community Household Panel in 15 European countries between 1993 and 2000 to analyse the evolution of public wages and the public-private wage gaps in

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