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Title: Human Capital and Regional Wage Gaps
Author: López-Bazo, Enrique
Motellón Corral, Elisabet
Keywords: Recursos humans
Igualtat retributiva
Desequilibris regionals
Human capital
Pay equity
Regional disparities
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Universitat de Barcelona. Institut de Recerca en Economia Aplicada Regional i Pública
Series/Report no: [WP E-IR09/24]
Abstract: This paper uses micro-level data to analyse the effect of human capital on regional wage differentials. The results for the set of Spanish regions confirm that they differ in the endowment of human capital, but also that the return that individuals obtain from it varies sharply across regions. Regional heterogeneity in returns is especially intense in the case of education, particularly when considering its effect on the employability of individuals. These differences in endowment and, especially, in returns to human capital, account for a significant proportion of regional wage gaps.
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It is part of: IREA – Working Papers, 2009, IR09/24
ISSN: 2014-1254
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