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An Exploratory Note on Interstate Living-Cost Differentials

Cebula, Richard (1985): An Exploratory Note on Interstate Living-Cost Differentials. Published in: The Review of Regional Studies , Vol. 16, No. 2 (10 September 1986): pp. 58-59.

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Abstract

This exploratory study seeks to identify factors that systematically influence interstate living-cost differentials. Living costs refer to the average cost of living for a four-person family in each of the 50 states. For the year 1977, the living cost level is found to be an increasing function of population density, average income, and the degree of urbanization, while being a decreasing function of the presence of right-to-work laws.

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