The World Bank Bureaucracy Lab has recently published a new open access data set, focusing on public sector employment and wages, called the World Wide Bureaucracy Indicators (WWBI). The dataset characterizes the private sector and the public sector labor market, and provides comparisons between them on over 80 indicators. It can help researchers and practitioners gain a better understanding of the personnel dimensions of state capability, the footprint of the public sector on the overall labor market, and the fiscal implications of the government wage bill.
Some of the things that we’ve learned through the dataset:
The dataset covers 115 countries, from 2000 to 2016, and includes 89 indicators. Some examples of the indicators are:
On the dataset website you can compare countries with countries in the same region or the same income level, through the ‘country profile’ option.
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