Public Administration Quarterly

Public Administration Quarterly is a magazine focusing on Politics

Articles from Vol. 18, No. 3, Fall

Differing Perspectives on Teacher Pay in Indiana: Toward Soc
INTRODUCTIONThe question of how much to pay public school teachers has arisen again with the current debate on education reform, and the decisions reached regarding what constitutes fair and adequate salaries for teachers will have significant financial...
Effects of Changed Wage Setting Conditions on Male-Female Wa
INTRODUCTIONComparisons of observed wage rates by gender generally reveal that females receive lower wage rates than males.(1) Empirical studies analyzing the determinants of underlying gender wage differentials suggest at least two major explanations...
Factors Affecting the Size of Performance Awards among Mid-L
INTRODUCTIONBroad global changes are underway in the policies affecting public sector pay systems. During the 1980s, concerns for maintaining market parity (Crenshaw, 1990; Wise, 1988; van der Hoek, 1989; Elliot and Murphy, 1987) and promoting social...
Public Sector Downsizing Decision-Making in the 1990s: Movin
INTRODUCTIONCongress, the Executive Branch, and federal government agency administrators are at a critical juncture. The United States is rapidly approaching a point where it will no longer be able to pay the interest on the national debt without substantial...
Senior Executive Pay Policies in the Australian Public Servi
INTRODUCTIONOver the last decade, two broad trends have characterized the pay of senior executives in many civil services. First, public sector remuneration has fallen behind the private sector. Secondly, there has been a period of intense focusing on...
The Use of Labor Market Supplements by the Central Governmen
INTRODUCTIONIn the Netherlands, wage increases in the public sector have been systematically lower that those in the private sector throughout the 1980s.(1) This policy was based on a perceived need to reduce public expenditure and an assumption that...
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