Li, Yao (2008): Industrial Agglomeration and Wage Inequality in China.
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This paper estimates nonlinear structural wage equations derived from NEG model with data on 327 cities in China. The estimation results show that the variation of wage level across cities in China is associated with proximity to large markets. The estimated elasticity of substitution of China is smaller than those of the other countries studied in previous research. It indicates that with the same increase of sub-regional market size, China may suffer more serious regional inequality problems. My estimation shows that although increased agglomeration can increase each city’s wage level, it may also increase the wage gap between large and small cities.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Industrial Agglomeration and Wage Inequality in China|
|English Title:||Industrial Agglomeration and Wage Inequality in China|
|Keywords:||New Economic Geography, Wage Inequality, Elasticity of Substitution|
|Subjects:||O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O2 - Development Planning and Policy > O24 - Trade Policy ; Factor Movement Policy ; Foreign Exchange Policy
F - International Economics > F1 - Trade > F12 - Models of Trade with Imperfect Competition and Scale Economies ; Fragmentation
R - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics > R1 - General Regional Economics > R12 - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity
|Depositing User:||YAO LI|
|Date Deposited:||08. Nov 2008 15:06|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 10:15|
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