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Over the past decade central governments of the UK, Sweden and Australia have been engaged in significant reforms in the way they pay their employees. These reforms have generally taken the form of the decentralization of pay bargaining and the individualization of pay. This paper details the policies that have been implemented in central government in these countries and presents some preliminary results on the effects of these. While the actual implementation has varied quite substantially across the countries and the analysis of the outcomes must be regarded as preliminary, there is some evidence that the reforms have led to an increase in earnings dispersion.

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This page is a summary of: Decentralization and Pay Reform in Central Government: a Study of Three Countries, British Journal of Industrial Relations, September 1997, Wiley,
DOI: 10.1111/1467-8543.00063.
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