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An Empirical Note on Determinants of Geographic Living-Cost Differentials for Counties in the State of Florida, 2003

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  • Cebula, Richard J.

    (Armstrong Atlantic State U)

  • Todd, Sherri

    (Armstrong Atlantic State U)

This study empirically seeks to identify determinants of geographic living-cost differentials among counties in the state of Florida for the year 2003. The heteroskedasticity-corrected ordinary least squares estimates reveal that the cost of living in those counties is an increasing function of population size, per capita income or the percentage of households with an annual income in excess of $100,000, coastal location, and the square of the population density, while being unaffected by the unemployment rate.

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Article provided by Southern Regional Science Association in its journal Review of Regional Studies.

Volume (Year): 34 (2004)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 112-119

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Handle: RePEc:rre:publsh:v:34:y:2004:i:1:p:112-19
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  1. Cebula, Richard & Alexander, Gigi & Koch, James, 1991. "A Further Note on Determinants of Geographic Living-Cost Differentials," MPRA Paper 49397, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Rappaport, Jordan & Sachs, Jeffrey D, 2003. "The United States as a Coastal Nation," Journal of Economic Growth, Springer, vol. 8(1), pages 5-46, March.
  3. Tullock, Gordon, 1971. "Public Decisions as Public Goods," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 79(4), pages 913-918, July-Aug..
  4. Michael Toma & Richard Cebula, 2000. "Geographic living-cost determinants: 1995," Atlantic Economic Journal, Springer;International Atlantic Economic Society, vol. 28(3), pages 380-380, September.
  5. Walter W. McMahon, 1991. "Geographical Cost of Living Differences: An Update," Real Estate Economics, American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association, vol. 19(3), pages 426-450.
  6. James A. Kurre, 2003. "Is The Cost Of Living Less In Rural Areas?," International Regional Science Review, , vol. 26(1), pages 86-116, January.
  7. Richard J. Cebula, 1989. "The Analysis of Geographic Living-Cost Differentials: A Brief Empirical Note," Land Economics, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 65(1), pages 64-67.
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