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Does size of local labour markets affect wage inequality? a rank-size rule of income distribution

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    Article provided by Oxford University Press in its journal Journal of Economic Geography.

    Volume (Year): 8 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 2 (March)
    Pages: 211-237

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