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Amenities and the labor earnings function

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.

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