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The Rural-Urban Gap In Manufacturing Productivity And Wages: Effects Of Industry Mix And Region

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  • Frederick Gale
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    This study analyzes urban and rural values of value added per worker and production worker wages tabulated from unpublished 1992 Census of Manufactures data. A decomposition of regional averages separates out effects of regional industry mix from within-industry differentials over a rural-urban continuum and for metro and nonmetro portions of census regions. Comparison of actual 1991-1993 employment growth with regional wage and productivity differentials shows that low wages are strongly associated with job growth.

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    Paper provided by Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau in its series Working Papers with number 97-6.

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    Date of creation: Jun 1997
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    Handle: RePEc:cen:wpaper:97-6

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    Keywords: CES; economic; research; micro; data; microdata; chief; economist;

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    1. G. B. Norcliffe & P. Mitchell, 1977. "Structural Effects and Provincial Productivity Variations in Canadian Manufacturing Industry," Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 10(4), pages 695-701, November.
    2. Antonio Ciccone & Robert E. Hall, 1995. "Productivity and the density of economic activity," Economics Working Papers, Department of Economics and Business, Universitat Pompeu Fabra 120, Department of Economics and Business, Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
    3. Edward E. Leamer, 1994. "Trade, Wages and Revolving Door Ideas," NBER Working Papers 4716, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    4. Charles A. Campbell, 1995. "Industrial Filtering In A Nonmetropolitan Area Of The South," The Review of Regional Studies, Southern Regional Science Association, Southern Regional Science Association, vol. 25(2), pages 219-235, Fall.
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