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Job competition and the wage curve

Longhi, Simonetta (2012) 'Job competition and the wage curve.' Regional Studies, 46 (5). pp. 611-620. ISSN 0034-3404

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Abstract

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.

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: 25 Sep 2013 16:09
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2013 16:09
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/7953

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