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00/14 Public employment as a social protection mechanism

Aysıt Tansel

This paper gives information about public sector employment and wages in Turkey over the recent years. Central government employment, state owned enterprise employment and local administration employment are examined separately. Educational distribution of the civil servants and the state owned enterprise employees are displayed. Wages of civil servants, the state owned enterprise workers and those of in private sector are discussed. Public and private manufacturing sector wages are examined. Real personnel expenditures of the central and local governments are displayed. The share of personnel costs in the state budget and as percentage of GNP is discussed. Where possible, international comparisons are provided in all cases.


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