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.Full text not available from this repository.
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)|
|Additional Information:||© 1995 the authors|
|Library of Congress subject classification:||H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
|Sets:||Research centres and groups > Greater London Group
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