Wharton Pension Research Council Working Papers
 

Title

Benefit Cost Comparisons Between State and Local Governments and Private Industry Employers

Document Type

Working Paper

Date of this Version

10-1-2008

Abstract

It is often argued that compensation patterns for public sector employees are higher than in the private sector. This chapter examines some of the reasons for the observed differences in total compensation costs between US state and local government employers and private industry employers. We examine compensation costs by industry, occupation, union status, and employee benefit participation.

Comments

The published version of this Working Paper may be found in the 2009 publication: The Future if Public Employee Retirement Systems.

Working Paper Number

WP2008-21

Copyright/Permission Statement

© 2008 Pension Research Council of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. All rights reserved.

Acknowledgements

Opinions and errors are solely those of the author and not of the institutions with whom the author is affiliated. This research was presented at the 2008 Pension Research Council Symposium.

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Date Posted: 07 August 2019