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

Fingleton, Bernard and Longhi, Simonetta (2013) 'The effects of agglomeration on wages: evidence from the micro-level.' Journal of Regional Science, 53 (3). pp. 443-463. ISSN 0022-4146

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Social and Economic Research
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2013 10:52
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2014 11:14
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/7755

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