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Title: Salaries in the public services in England and Wales 1946-1951 : a vertical and horizontal analysis
Author: Kahn, Hilda R.
Awarding Body: University of London
Current Institution: Royal Holloway, University of London
Date of Award: 1958
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The thesis is a study of post-war salaries in the public services in England and Wales. Part I consists of a detailed survey of salaries in all the major - and some of the smaller - services, including central and local government, education, the National Health Service, the Judiciary, the police and the nationalised industries, seventeen different fields being covered. For each service certain background information is given; salaries themselves are set out on 62 tables, amplified in the text with particulars of grading arrangements, special additions, pay history, etc. Working on the raw material thus collected, Part II Is comparative and analytical. In Chapter 18the preceding sections are looked at horizontally: aspects of salary structure such as the basis of classes and grades, allowances, area differentials, the length of scales, the size of Increments, the degree of discretion in the payment of salaries, are analysed. Four further tables are presented and various limited inter-service comparisons made. In Chapter 19 some of the problems of pay determination are examined, though the treatment is not exhaustive. Among the matters discussed are the recruitment-retention test, the role of "fairness", status and need, and some implications of "publicness". The more mundane problems of making comparisons for purposes of pay negotiation are considered, leading to a discussion of some of the difficulties of weighting promotion prospects and net advantages. The study ends with a general critique of the public service salary structure; the writer finds it to be deficient in important respects, although individual pay patterns have been considerably systematised. Three further papers are attached. The first analyses the distinction between wages and salaries. The second discusses the element of "accident" in the national salary structure. The third reviews the standards of remuneration for political and analogous forms of public service.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Public Administration