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Employment And Earnings Of The Working Poor In Rural And Urban Labor Markets

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  • Davis, Elizabeth E.
  • Weber, Bruce A.

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We use a unique administrative database to analyze the impact of labor market conditions on the employment outcomes of working poor adults in Oregon. Stronger labor demand conditions are associated with better employment outcomes. Lower earnings and less steady employment in rural areas are largely explained by higher unemployment rates.

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  • Davis, Elizabeth E. & Weber, Bruce A., 1999. "Employment And Earnings Of The Working Poor In Rural And Urban Labor Markets," 1999 Annual Meeting, July 11-14, 1999, Fargo, ND 35665, Western Agricultural Economics Association.
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