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Amenities and the labor earnings function

  • Graves, Philip E.
  • Arthur, Michelle M.
  • Sexton, Robert L.

I was unable to copy/paste the abstract, but the paper argues that amenities exert an important effect on wage differentials over space. Indeed, we show that as much has half of the apparent effect of unionization on wages is actually compensation for less desirable climate in locations that are most unionized.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 19911.

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Date of creation: 1999
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Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:19911
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  1. Graves, Philip E., 1979. "A life-cycle empirical analysis of migration and climate, by race," MPRA Paper 19921, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Haurin, Donald R, 1980. "The Regional Distribution of Population, Migration, and Climate," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, MIT Press, vol. 95(2), pages 293-308, September.
  3. Blomquist, Glenn C & Berger, Mark C & Hoehn, John P, 1988. "New Estimates of Quality of Life in Urban Areas," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 78(1), pages 89-107, March.
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