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Long live public employees!

Zahariadis, Nikolaos (2011) Long live public employees! LSE Greece@LSE (30 Jul 2011). Website.

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Abstract

There is a widespread perception that the public sector in Greece is inefficient. This is because civil servants and generally employees of the wider public sector, which includes trains, buses, etc., are lazy, powerful, and inefficient. Agencies are considered to be overstaffed, but no one knows to what extent. For this reason, the minister of the interior conducted a census last year to find out precisely how many civil servants are currently employed in Greece. Yes, it has taken a crisis of gargantuan proportions to finally conduct such a census so that the government accurately knows how many employees it has on payroll; better late than never. The results showed a little over 720,000 without counting employees of the wider public sector, who are significantly fewer.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/greeceatlse/
Additional Information: © 2011 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > Greece@LSE Blog
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2017 09:19
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2021 00:46
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/79477

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