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Title:Job competition and the wage curve PDF Logo
Authors:Longhi, Simonetta
Issue Date:2010
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion Papers 4777
Abstract:The wage curve literature consistently finds a negative relationship between regional unemployment rates and regional wages; the most widely accepted theoretical explanations interpret the unemployment rate as a measure of job competition. This paper proposes new ways of measuring job competition, alternative to the unemployment rate, and finds that the negative relationship still holds when job competition is measured following the job search literature. While for men the wage impact of the theoretically-based measures of job competition is rather similar to the wage impact of the unemployment rate, for women the difference is substantial.
Subjects:Wage curve
unemployment
on-the-job search
JEL:J31
R23
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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