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An empirical derivation of the industry wage equation

  • Mason, Patrick L.

This paper utilizes the Box-Cox transformation of variables technique to empirically derive an industry wage equation. Section I presents the determinants of potential wage differentials between and within industries. Section II estimates a Box-Cox industry wage equation. Likelihood ratio tests on alternative specifications of this equation affirm that competitive structure is a significant determinant of the industry wage rate and that human capital specifications of the industry wage equation (for the manufacturing sector) are not statistically valid. Section III summarizes the results.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 11325.

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Date of creation: 1994
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Publication status: Published in Journal of Quantitative Economics 1.10(1994): pp. 155-170
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:11325
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