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The Fraser Institute: Media Advisory; Report Comparing Government and Private-Sector Wages Across Canada Coming Thursday, April 4

Apr 3 2013 12:00AM

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TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/03/13 -- The Fraser Institute will release a new study comparing public- and private-sector wages nationwide on Thursday, April 4 at 6:30 a.m. (Eastern).

The study, Comparing Public and Private Sector Compensation in Canada, examines wage and non-wage benefits for government employees (federal, provincial, and local) and private-sector workers nationwide. It calculates the wage premium for public-sector workers using Statistics Canada's Labour Force Survey from April 2011, after adjusting for personal characteristics such as gender, age, marital status, education, tenure, size of establishment, type of job, and industry.

The report also compares three components of non-wage benefits: pensions, early retirement, and job security.

"At a time when Canadian governments are drowning in debt and deficits, it's important to look at the compensation packages that government workers have long enjoyed," said Jason Clemens, Fraser Institute executive vice-president.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwire at 6:30 a.m. (Eastern) on Thursday, April 4.

The full report will also be available as a free PDF download at www.fraserinstitute.org.

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The Fraser Institute is an independent Canadian public policy research and educational organization with offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal and ties to a global network of 86 think-tanks. Its mission is to measure, study, and communicate the impact of competitive markets and government intervention on the welfare of individuals. To protect the Institute's independence, it does not accept grants from governments or contracts for research. Visit www.fraserinstitute.org.



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Contacts:
The Fraser Institute - Media Contact
Jason Clemens
Executive Vice-President
(604) 714-4591
jason.clemens@fraserinstitute.org

The Fraser Institute - Media Contact
Niels Veldhuis
President
(416) 363-6575 ext. 546 or Mobile: 604-505-6408
niels.veldhuis@fraserinstitute.org
Twitter: @NielsVeldhuis

The Fraser Institute
Kendal Egli
Communications Specialist
(416) 363-6575 ext. 235
kendal.egli@fraserinstitute.org
www.fraserinstitute.org





Source: Marketwire


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