Date of Defense
Wei-Chiao Huang, Economics
Donald L. Alexander, Economics
David G. Houghton, Political Science
Examines the national trends of employment to make a comparison for Michigan State government employment. Results show that Michigan's public employment trends do not follow national employment trends in a comparable way. Michigan is distinct from the nation for several reasons: a hiring freeze placed on Michigan State Departments, higher levels of union participation and employee pay, and benefits packages that cost more than the Executive Branch of the U.S. government. Thus, either Michigan provides superior benefits or it pays a premium for those benefits. Suggests further research is needed.
Cronkright, Thomas Walter II, "Michigan State Government Employment Sector: Are We in Line with the National Trends?" (1997). Honors Theses. 22.
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