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The geography of wage inequality in British cities

Lee, Neil, Sissons, Paul and Jones, Katy (2016) The geography of wage inequality in British cities. Regional Studies, 50 (10). pp. 1714-1727. ISSN 0034-3404

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Identification Number: 10.1080/00343404.2015.1053859

Abstract

There is widespread concern about the scale and implications of urban inequality in Great Britain, but little evidence on which cities are the most unequal and why. This paper investigates patterns of wage inequality in 60 British cities. It has two principal goals: (1) to describe which cities are most unequal and (2) to assess the important determinants of inequality. The results show a distinct geography of wage inequality, the most unequal cities tend to be affluent and located in parts of the Greater South East of England. A central determinant of these patterns is the geography of highly skilled workers. Because of this, the geography of urban wage inequality reflects the geography of affluence more generally.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/cres20#.VWgxXfNwbFo
Additional Information: © 2015 Regional Studies Association
Divisions: Geography & Environment
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
JEL classification: J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J3 - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs
R - Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics > R1 - General Regional Economics > R10 - General
R - Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics > R1 - General Regional Economics > R13 - General Equilibrium and Welfare Economic Analysis of Regional Economies
R - Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics > R2 - Household Analysis > R23 - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population
Sets: Departments > Geography and Environment
Date Deposited: 29 May 2015 09:41
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 11:33
Funders: Joseph Rowntree Foundation
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/62134

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