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dc.contributor.authorLin, Songhuaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-14T09:46:16Z-
dc.date.available2011-12-14T09:46:16Z-
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/53025-
dc.description.abstractModels of economic geography predict that transportation costs directly affect demand for goods and the supply of intermediate inputs. One of the reasons that international trade is concentrated in the coastal provinces of China is that they have lower transportation costs in transporting goods to other countries than do provinces in the interior. This paper examines the relationship between the provincial wage rate and each province’s access to international markets, and to suppliers of intermediate inputs. A gravity equation is first estimated to construct these ‘market access’ and ‘supplier access’ variables. In the second stage, the effect of market access and supplier access on the wage rate is estimated. It is found that about one quarter of the provincial wage differences in the coastal provinces and 15 per cent of the wage differences in the interior provinces can be explained by these economic geography variables.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUNU-WIDER Helsinkien_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWIDER Discussion Papers // World Institute for Development Economics (UNU-WIDER) 2003/61en_US
dc.subject.jelF14en_US
dc.subject.jelO53en_US
dc.subject.jelR12en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordtradeen_US
dc.subject.keywordChinaen_US
dc.subject.keywordregional disparitiesen_US
dc.subject.keywordwage ratesen_US
dc.subject.stwAußenwirtschaften_US
dc.subject.stwRegionale Disparitäten_US
dc.subject.stwRegionale Lohnstrukturen_US
dc.subject.stwChinaen_US
dc.titleInternational trade, location and wage inequality in Chinaen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn37555050Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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