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Inter-regional Wage Dispersion in Portugal

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  • José António Cabral Vieira

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  • João Pedro Almeida Couto

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  • Maria Teresa Borges Tiago

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This paper examines the size o inter-regional wage dispersion in Portugal. For this purpose, we estimate a Mincer-type human capital wage equation, including controls for a large number of districts, and calculate a weighted and adjusted standard deviation (WASD) of inter-regional wage differences. The value is high and quite stable over time. The highest wages are found in the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley. We Moreover, is quite sensitive to inclusion of human capital and industry controls.

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Paper provided by European Regional Science Association in its series ERSA conference papers with number ersa05p160.

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  1. Jo�o Pereira & Aurora Galego, 2013. "Intra-Regional Regional Wage Inequality In Portugal: A Quantile Based Decomposition Analisys," ERSA conference papers, European Regional Science Association ersa13p158, European Regional Science Association.
  2. João Gabriel Fidalgo & Marta Simões & Adelaide Duarte, 2010. "Mind the Gap: Education Inequality at the Regional Level in Portugal, 1986-2005," Notas Económicas, Faculdade de Economia, Universidade de Coimbra, Faculdade de Economia, Universidade de Coimbra, issue 32, pages 22-43, December.
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  6. Adelaide Duarte & Marta Simões, 2009. "Channels of transmission of inequality to growth: A survey of the theory and evidence from a Portuguese perspective," GEMF Working Papers, GEMF - Faculdade de Economia, Universidade de Coimbra 2009-07, GEMF - Faculdade de Economia, Universidade de Coimbra.
  7. Vizer, David, 2011. "Behind the North-South divide: A decomposition analysis," MPRA Paper 28364, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  8. Budria, Santiago, 2007. "Economic Inequality in Portugal: A Picture in the Beginnings of the 21st century," MPRA Paper 1784, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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