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Is the growing skill premium a purely metropolitan issue?

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  • Chung, Chul
  • Clark, Jeremy
  • Kim, Bonggeun

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This paper documents that virtually all of the growth in the skilled wage premium over the 1980s in the United States was confined to metropolitan areas. Explanations for the growing skilled premium will therefore need to take location into account.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 102 (2009)
Issue (Month): 2 (February)
Pages: 73-75

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:102:y:2009:i:2:p:73-75

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Keywords: Skilled wage premium Metropolitan areas;

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  1. Timothy F. Bresnahan, 1997. "Computerization and Wage Dispersion: An Analytical Reinterpretation," Working Papers 97031, Stanford University, Department of Economics.
  2. Jovanovic, Boyan & Rob, Rafael, 1989. "The Growth and Diffusion of Knowledge," Review of Economic Studies, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 56(4), pages 569-82, October.
  3. Edward L. Glaeser & David C. Mare, 1994. "Cities and Skills," NBER Working Papers 4728, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  4. Roback, Jennifer, 1982. "Wages, Rents, and the Quality of Life," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 90(6), pages 1257-78, December.
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  1. MORIKAWA Masayuki, 2011. "Urban Density, Human Capital, and Productivity: An empirical analysis using wage data," Discussion papers 11060, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI).

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