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Public vs. Private Sector Earnings Differentials In The Caribbean Region: Evidence From The Economy Of Trinidad & Tobago

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Coppin,Addington (Author), Olsen,Reed Neil (Author)
Format:
Journal Article
Publication Date:
Apr 2007
Published:
Nashville: Tennessee State University
ISBN:
0022-037
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, Economic conditions, Trinidad and Tobago, Wage differentials, Public sector, Labor policy, Labor conditions
Notes:
This article uses 1993 data from the Trinidad and Tobago Continuous Sample Survey of the Population to investigate patterns of remuneration across its public and private sectors. Findings highlight the possibility that the government is using its ability to pay its workers differentially in order to offset private sector ethnic and gender discrimination. Hence, the current move towards privatization of nationalized industries in Trinidad and Tobago is likely to have the impact of increasing ethnic and gender earnings inequity.