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Job competition and the wage curve

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Publication date

2012

Summary

The wage curve literature consistently finds a negative relationship between regional unemployment rates and regional wages; the most widely accepted theoretical explanations interpret the unemployment rate as a measure of job competition. This paper proposes new ways of measuring job competition, alternative to the unemployment rate, and finds that the negative relationship still holds when job competition is measured following the job search literature. While for men the wage impact of the theoretically based measures of job competition is rather similar to the wage impact of the unemployment rate, for women the difference is substantial.

Published in

Regional Studies

Volume and page numbers

46 , 611 -620

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2010.521145

ISSN

16

Subjects

Labour Market and Wages And Earnings

Links

http://serlib0.essex.ac.uk/record=b1593198~S5

Notes

Online in Albert Sloman Library, except current year; Albert Sloman Library Periodicals *restricted to Univ. Essex registered users*


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