Is the Growing Skill Premium a Purely Metropolitan Issue?
AbstractThis paper documents that virtually all of the growth in the skilled wage premium over the 1980’s in the United States was confined to metropolitan areas. Explanations for the growth in the skilled wage premium will therefore need to take location into account.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Canterbury, Department of Economics and Finance in its series Working Papers in Economics with number 08/10.
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Date of creation: 05 Jan 2008
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Skilled wage premium; Metropolitan areas;
Other versions of this item:
- Chung, Chul & Clark, Jeremy & Kim, Bonggeun, 2009. "Is the growing skill premium a purely metropolitan issue?," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 102(2), pages 73-75, February.
- J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
- R23 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population
- F16 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade and Labor Market Interactions
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2008-06-13 (All new papers)
- NEP-BEC-2008-06-13 (Business Economics)
- NEP-GEO-2008-06-13 (Economic Geography)
- NEP-HRM-2008-06-13 (Human Capital & Human Resource Management)
- NEP-LAB-2008-06-13 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-URE-2008-06-13 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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- 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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