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Economic and Financial Review

Publisher

Central Bank of Nigeria, Research Department

Keywords

Nigeria, Public sector, Wages

Abstract

This paper discusses the determinants of public sector wages in Nigeria. Using quarterly time series data for 1970-2001, and employing the error correction methodology, the paper identified Trade Disputes, Cost of Living, previous Work Experience and Productivity to be the main determinants. It found the wage level to be inadequate for a decent standard of living, and noted the effects of inappropriate wages on public sector productivity to include personnel attrition, labour freelancing as well as corruption.

Issue

42

Volume

1

Recommended Citation

Tule, M. K. (2004). Determinants of public sector wages in Nigeria. Economic and Financial Review, 42(1), 54-84.

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