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Explaining Rural-Urban Earnings Differentials In The U.S

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  • Rhoades, Douglas
  • Renkow, Mitch
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    The persistence and widening of the rural-urban earning gap represents a continuing empirical puzzle. Using county-level data, we estimate a fixed-effects empirical model of earnings response that differentiates the impacts of schooling, unemployment shocks and macroeconomic forces on per capita earnings of rural and urban communities across the U.S.

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    Paper provided by American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) in its series 1998 Annual meeting, August 2-5, Salt Lake City, UT with number 20921.

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    Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea98:20921

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    Keywords: Labor and Human Capital;

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    1. Robert J. Barro & Xavier Sala-i-Martin, 1990. "Economic Growth and Convergence across The United States," NBER Working Papers 3419, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    2. Gerald A. Carlino, 1992. "Are regional per capita earnings diverging?," Business Review, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, issue Mar, pages 3-12.
    3. Cletus C. Coughlin & Thomas B. Mandelbaum, 1988. "Why have state per capita incomes diverged recently?," Review, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, issue Sep, pages 24-36.
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    1. Davide BERLONI & Roberto ESPOSTI, 1999. "Scelte residenziali e mercati locali del lavoro. Il caso delle marche," Working Papers 126, Universita' Politecnica delle Marche (I), Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Sociali.
    2. Phimister, Euan Vera-Toscano, Esperanza Weersink, Alfons, 2001. "Female Employment Rates and Labour Market Attachment in Rural Canada," Analytical Studies Branch Research Paper Series 2001153e, Statistics Canada, Analytical Studies Branch.

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