Estimates of the public-sector pay gap in Connecticut from different regression models

Classic human capital With demographic controls With all Biggs’s variables Using Biggs’s sample
State and local government -0.114 -0.091 -0.011 0.057
Adjusted for firm size -0.165 -0.142 -0.062 -0.002
Education 0.121 0.112 0.046 Yes
Experience 0.056 0.049 0.049 Yes
Experience squared -0.001 -0.001 -0.001 Yes
Hours of work 0.025 0.021 0.019 Yes
Year -0.012 -0.011 -0.012 Yes
Female No -0.222 -0.211 Yes
Black No -0.152 -0.090 Yes
Other race No -0.060 -0.056 Yes
Hispanic No -0.174 -0.145 Yes
Married No 0.165 0.136 Yes
Immigrant No -0.066 -0.099 Yes
Degree field controls? No No Yes Yes
Occupation group controls? No No Yes Yes
Local area controls? No No Yes Yes

Sources: Author's analysis of 2009-2013 microdata from the American Community Survey (Ruggles et al. 2015); Biggs (2015).

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