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The effects of agglomeration on wages: evidence from the micro-level

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Publication date

Aug 2013

Summary


This paper estimates individual wage equations to test two rival non-nested theories of economic agglomeration, namely New Economic Geography (NEG), as represented by the NEG wage equation and urban economic (UE) theory, in which wages relate to employment density. In the U.K. context, we find that for male respondents, there is no significant evidence that wage levels are an outcome of the mechanisms suggested by NEG or UE theory, but this is not the case for female respondents. We speculate on the reasons for the gender difference.

Published in

Journal of Regional Science

Volume and page numbers

53 , 443 -463

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jors.12020

ISSN

16

Subjects

Urban Economy, Labour Market, and Wages And Earnings

Links

http://serlib0.essex.ac.uk/record=b1599784~S5

Notes

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