Governmental Budgeting Assignment 3 - Sheldon OSteen YOU...

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Sheldon O’Steen YOU CAN PAY ME NOW OR LET THEM PAY ME LATER For Discussion 1. What are the significant structural differences between public and private benefits plans and why do they matter? One of the major structural differences between the private sector and the public sector, is that the public sector employees more professional positions than the private sector. 20% of jobs in the private sector are low paid, low skill jobs such as retail and food service jobs while this only represents less than 2% of the private sector. This means that the private sector also provides more part-time jobs which probably do not provide benefits. Tenure is also longer for employees in the public sector which is going to require a higher need for benefits. 2. What political reasons might explain why public sector benefit programs are the way they are? The article mentioned that increasing public sector pay is never very popular with constituents. It doesn’t look good if a constituent saw that their elected official was making a large amount of
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2011 for the course PUBLIC POL 4051 taught by Professor Bell during the Spring '11 term at Georgia State University, Atlanta.

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Governmental Budgeting Assignment 3 - Sheldon OSteen YOU...

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