ERIC Number: ED242947
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Employment in the Public Sector.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
This report synthesizes the findings from several areas of work undertaken to assess what impact public sector employment has had on both the level and structure of employment. It also examines the impact of the public sector as employer on the labor market from two viewpoints: the level and share of public sector employment and the structure of this employment. First, an operational definition of the regular public sector is provided that has been used for collecting and classifying the data. Second, the findings of the regular public sector studies are summarized, e.g., levels, shares, growth rates of public sector employment and its distribution by various characteristics, as well as its relation to expenditure level. Third, the findings of a study on temporary direct job creation are used to illustrate the extent to which these programs can focus on special employment groups. Fourth, the implications of these two sets of findings for altering the aggregate level of employment are considered. Finally, some implications for altering the structure of employment are presented. (An appendix provides a table illustrating employment in general government in Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development economies, 1960-1979.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adults, Career Education, Disadvantaged, Employment, Employment Patterns, Government (Administrative Body), Government Employees, Government Role, Job Development, Public Service Occupations, Temporary Employment, Unemployment
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Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).