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dc.contributor.authorMatano, Alessia-
dc.contributor.authorNaticchioni, Paolo-
dc.description.abstractThis paper aims at disentangling the role played by different theoretical explanations in accounting for the urban wage premium along the wage distribution. We analyze the wage dynamics of migrants from low-to-high-density areas in Italy, using quantile regression and individual panel data to control for the sorting of workers. The results show that skilled workers enjoy a higher wage premium when they migrate (wage level effect), in line with the agglomeration externalities explanation, while unskilled workers benefit more from a wage premium accruing over time (wage growth effect). Further, investigating the determinants of the wage growth effect in greater depth, we find that for unskilled workers the wage growth is mainly due to human capital accumulation over time, consistently with the “learning” hypothesis, while for skilled workers it is the “coordination” hypothesis that matters.-
dc.format.extent31 p.-
dc.publisherUniversitat de Barcelona. Institut de Recerca en Economia Aplicada Regional i Pública-
dc.relation.isformatofReproducció del document publicat a:
dc.relation.ispartofIREA – Working Papers, 2012, IR12/03-
dc.relation.ispartofAQR – Working Papers, 2012, AQR12/02-
dc.relation.ispartofseries[WP E-AQR12/02]-
dc.relation.ispartofseries[WP E-IR12/03]-
dc.rightscc-by-nc-nd, (c) Matano et al., 2012-
dc.sourceDocuments de treball (Institut de Recerca en Economia Aplicada Regional i Pública (IREA))-
dc.subject.classificationGeografia de la població-
dc.subject.classificationCompetències professionals-
dc.subject.classificationDistribució (Teoria econòmica)-
dc.subject.classificationCapital social (Sociologia)-
dc.subject.otherPopulation geography-
dc.subject.otherVocational qualifications-
dc.subject.otherDistribution (Economic theory)-
dc.subject.otherSocial capital (Sociology)-
dc.titleWhat Drives the Urban Wage Premium? Evidence along the Wage Distribution [WP]-
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