Graves, Philip E. and Arthur, Michelle M. and Sexton, Robert L. (1999): Amenities and the labor earnings function. Published in: Journal of Labor Research , Vol. XX, No. 3 : pp. 367-376.
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I was unable to copy/paste the abstract, but the paper argues that amenities exert an important effect on wage differentials over space. Indeed, we show that as much has half of the apparent effect of unionization on wages is actually compensation for less desirable climate in locations that are most unionized.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Amenities and the labor earnings function|
|Keywords:||amenities; climate; weather; wage compensation; return to unionization|
|Subjects:||A - General Economics and Teaching > A1 - General Economics
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J3 - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J1 - Demographic Economics
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J5 - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining
|Depositing User:||Philip E. Graves|
|Date Deposited:||11. Jan 2010 07:44|
|Last Modified:||19. Feb 2013 21:31|
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