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Regional migration in Britain

Jackman, Richard and Savouri, S (1995) Regional migration in Britain. CEP discussion paper; CEPDP0262, 262. Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science,, London, UK.

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This paper investigates the determinants of regional wages in Britain using annual data from the New Earnings Survey over the period 1974-1989. Separate wage equations are estimated for male and female workers, for manuals and non-manuals and for manufacturing industry as against non-manufacturing. The main conclusions are that local labour market conditions (as measured by the regional unemployment rate) have a significant impact on wages only in the case of manual men. Differences in the wage rates of non-manual men and women across regions appear to have more to do with differences in the cost-of-living (and especially house prices) suggesting that the labour market for these groups is national rather than local in character.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
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Additional Information: © 1995 the authors
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Sets: Research centres and groups > Greater London Group
Collections > Economists Online
Departments > Economics
Series: Working Papers > CEP Discussion Papers
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2007
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2012 10:19

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